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Campaign to observe the cataclysmic variable HS 0229+8016

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Campaign to observe the cataclysmic variable HS 0229+8016

Since launching the campaign, we are getting some very interesting data submitted which so far shows two small outbursts separated by ~9 days. In fact we are now in the third cycle. Far too early to draw any conclusions, but it certainly looks like continuous stunted outbursts or oscillations similar to what has been observed in some nova like stars. The amplitude is ~0.4 mag, between mag 13.9 and 14.3.

Many thanks to Richard Sabo, Gary Poyner, David Boyd, Dave Smith, Ian Miller, David Storey and Sjoerd Dufoer for your observations.

Keep up the good work!

Other observers would be most welcome to join in.

All the best,

Jeremy

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Campaign update on 2019 Jan 1

Since the campaign was launched, the star appears to have been systematically varying by ~0.4 mags every ~9 days. A light curve can be seen on the BAA VSS website, which also has a link to further details on the campaign.

There have been a few gaps in data over the last 2 weeks as poor weather conditions have hit parts of Europe and the US.

Many thanks to Richard Sabo, Gary Poyner, David Boyd, Dave Smith, Ian Miller, David Storey, Sjoerd Dufoer and Martin Mobberley for their observations.

Please do join the campaign if you would like – we need one (or two) measurements per night.