Ross 4—A Possible Recurrent Nova?

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Samantha J. Brown
Intern, Yerkes Observatory, from Williams Bay High School, Williams Bay, WI

O. F. Mills
Wayne Osborn
Vivian Hoette

Yerkes Observatory, 373 W. Geneva St. Williams Bay, WI 53191

Received August 9, 2010; accepted September 2, 2010

Archival photographic data have been used to study the suspected variable Ross 4 = NSV 1436. The star is found generally to be fainter than 15th magnitude but occasionally becomes brighter than 13. The available data suggest the object is a cataclysmic variable, possibly of the recurrent nova type.

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