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20 Cataclysmic variables

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AAVSO Alert Notice 543
May 24, 2016

20 Cataclysmic variables to be observed by William Herschel Telescope


Roque Ruiz-Carmona (Ph.D. candidate, Institute of Mathematics,
Astrophysics and Particle Physics, Radboud University Nijmegen,
The Netherlands) has requested AAVSO assistance with his campaign
to observe a set of 20 cataclysmic variables (CVs) with the
William Herschel Telescope (WHT) at La Palma TONIGHT. This campaign
is identical in format to the ones successfully carried out by the
AAVSO on his behalf in 2015 (AAVSO Alert Notices 524 and 527).

The full details of and instructions for this campaign are included
here although the first of the two nights for which data are requested
has passed.

In order for WHT to observe each of the targets safely and to
maximize the science value of the observations obtained, it is
essential to know whether they are in outburst or quiescence. To
this end, the PI has requested our observers to obtain one image
of each target on each of TWO separate nights so he may analyze
them to determine the final observing list for WHT.

One image of every target should be obtained:

- between 23 May 17:00UT and 24 May 17:00 UT
- between 24 May 17:00UT and 25 May 17:00 UT

***The images must be posted to the thread no later than
25 May 18:00 UT.***

Observers should post their images to the thread that was created
last year ("Second 17 PTF CVs campaign") in the AAVSO Campaigns &
Observation Reports forum
(https://www.aavso.org/second-17-ptf-cvs-campaign), and
include the date/time, filter, and exposure in the posting.

It is not necessary for observers to determine and submit a
magnitude estimate of each target, just to obtain the images and
place them where the PI can access them. Any filter may be used,
and raw or reduced images of each target may be posted in the forum.

**Only one image per observer per target per night should be
submitted. Please do not submit multiple images of any target
obtained by you on the same night.**

An observer does not have to take images of the same targets on both
nights (although that would be ideal); if conditions change between
the nights, whatever images can be obtained will be extremely helpful.

The table of targets is given below. Some of the targets are quite
faint, and stacking of images may be necessary. The maximum size of
an image file that can be uploaded to the Forum thread is 40 MB,
so if any files are larger, please trim the image(s).

PTF name    Primary name                   RA (2000)      DEC (2000)    Mag_min   Mag_max     Type  Priority

PTFS1112g   GP CVn                         12:27:40.85    +51:39:24.9   19.10 g'  14.30 clear UGSU+E  High   
PTFS1112j   OV Dra                         12:50:23.81    +66:55:25.5   19.00 CR  15.80 CR    UGSU+E  High
PTFS1114ag  SDSS J143317.78+101123.3       14:33:17.78    +10:11:23.0   21.00 CV  18.60 CV    CV+E    High
PTFS1115x   SDSS J150137.22+550123.4       15:01:37.22    +55:01:22.9   19.40 CR  16.40 CR    UGSU+E  High
PTFS1115y   NZ Boo                         15:02:40.93    +33:34:23.7   19.60 V   13.70 V     UGSU+E  High
PTFS1115z   OV Boo                         15:07:22.22    +52:30:40.2   20.60 CV  18.00 CV    CV+EA+ZZ/GWLIB  High
PTFS1115ag  SDSS J154453.60+255348.8       15:44:53.62    +25:53:48.9   18.00 CV  15.70 CV    UG+E    High
PTFS1115am  QZ Ser                         15:56:54.48    +21:07:19.0   17.49 V   12.70 V     UGSU    Medium
PTFS1115an  BT CrB                         15:56:56.92    +35:23:36.7   19.20 CR  16.70 CR    UG+E    High
PTFS1116al  V844 Her                       16:25:01.76    +39:09:26.5   17.50 B   12.50 B     UGSU    Medium
PTFS1116ae  SDSS J162520.29+120308.7       16:25:20.30    +12:03:08.8   20.00 CV  13.10 CV    UGSU    Medium
PTFS1116ca  V592 Her                       16:30:56.40    +21:16:58.5   21.4  V   12.30 V     UGWZ    Medium
PTFS1116s   SDSS J164248.52+134751.4       16:42:48.52    +13:47:51.4   19.00 CR  15.20 CR    UGSU    Medium
PTFS1117b   V1239 Her                      17:02:13.26    +32:29:54.0   19.10 V   13.70 clear UGSU+E  High
PTFS1117r   MASTER OT J172758.09+380021.5  17:27:58.13    +38:00:22.5   18.00 CR  14.10 CR    UG      Medium
PTFS1118x   V0344 Lyr                      18:44:39.17    +43:22:28.1   19.00 V   13.80 V     UGSU    High
PTFS1119h   V1504 Cyg                      19:28:56.45    +43:05:37.3   17.40 P   13.50 P     UGSU    High
PTFS1120q   SDSS J204817.85-061044.8       20:48:17.87    -06:10:45.0   20.00 CR  14.90 CR    UGSU    High
PTFS1120t   QT Aqr                         20:59:14.87    -06:12:20.5   19.30 CV  15.20 CV    UG      High
PTFS1121y   QU Aqr                         21:00:14.11    +00:44:46.0   18.80 V   16.10 V     UGSU    High

Observers should use a combination of AAVSO charts and charts
supplied by the PI. Finder charts may be created using the AAVSO
Variable Star Plotter (VSP, https://www.aavso.org/vsp). PDF images
of PTF (Palomar Transient Factory) close-up finder charts
containing the targets and offset stars chosen by the PI may be
downloaded here:
(https://www.aavso.org/sites/default/files/publications_files/alerts/FindingCharts_rruizc3.pdf).

Please note that there are two versions of the finding chart for PTFS1115z.

Please be sure that each image includes the offset stars, especially
if you trim it so its size is less than 40MB.

Because the windows for observation by AAVSO observers are
relatively short and the target list is quite long, it is
recommended that observers coordinate their observing plans so
that all of the targets are covered on both nights if at all
possible. Please use the forum thread given above to post what
targets you plan to observe; if you see that more difficult targets
are not being covered and you can observe them, your doing so would
be greatly appreciated.


This AAVSO Alert Notice was compiled by Elizabeth O. Waagen.

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