Super outburst has been detected

Forums Variable Stars IX Dra: observations requested Super outburst has been detected

Stewart John Bean

The anticipated superoutburst has been detected. Superhumps are confirmed. I estimate the outburst started at 2459162.5 and should continue for another 10 days or so. I have updated the graph and hope it is fully inclusive for all those have contributed.

The timing of this superoutburst gives an average period for the last 8 outbursts of 59.5 days. This value is close to the last reported value of 58.5+-0.5 from 2010 and suggests that the super outburst period has not really changed in ten years. I will stick my neck out and suggest that the next outburst will start near January 7th.

I think this has been a worthwhile exercise and would wish to thank all who have contributed.


Stewart Bean