Tagged: ER UMa
6 May 2021 at 10:07 am #584179
Forecast looks OK for me this evening – I’ll have a go if OK.6 May 2021 at 11:52 am #584180
Continues to look like a superoutburst. Stewart6 May 2021 at 11:47 pm #584182
Currently 13.0-13.1CV (21:40-22:20UT on 6th May 2021). Answers on a postcard for this intruder…7 May 2021 at 9:44 am #584183
Appears to show superhumps with period similar to the published 91.67min (going from the minima). Data in BAA VSS database for analysis. Got hindered by next door’s greengage tree, and software hang at the end…
(Clear filter with V comparison stars used. 40sec each, ST2000XM+350mm Newt @ f4.52)7 May 2021 at 4:45 pm #584184
They look good to me. Variation of about 0.15 mag is about right for superhumps, i think. So it all fits.
Thanks , Stewart7 May 2021 at 9:50 pm #584185Maxim UsatovParticipant
ER UMa May 7.2837 2021 V = 13.08 ± 0.0323 June 2021 at 10:45 am #584386
ER Uma was at quite dim last night at 15.0 V mag. It is also approaching time for the next superoutburst as the last one started around JD 2459338. With a super outburst period of 55 +_ 5 days, this minimum may be the last before a normal outburst triggers the superoutburst. A few extra observations in the next 5 days could capture the event nicely.
Thanks in advance.
Stewart23 June 2021 at 11:19 pm #584387
ER UMa appears in outburst this evening:
Jun 23.907UT – 12.83CV24 June 2021 at 11:43 am #584389Tim HaymesParticipant
I also find the variable bright at r 12.88 +/-0.05 (Unfiltered CCD, GaiaDR2/Astrometrica). Poor conditions of drifting high cloud in Moonlight Measurement were from start, mid and end of a frame sequence at 5s intervals for 20min.25 June 2021 at 8:58 pm #584393
Definitely in outburst and possibly this will trigger the superoutburst. The last superoutburst was recorded, at its brightest at 12.2 visual, by OJR (AAVSO) on 2459339. So we are ~50 days later right now. Could well brighten over the next day or two.
Stewart28 June 2021 at 6:40 pm #584401
Its a difficult target right now!29 June 2021 at 2:54 pm #584404
I used iTEL 18 last night to get a time series. VPhot reports the V filter magnitude dropping from 13.15 to 13.3 over 13 minutes. The variation may be related to the orbital period of 90 min or the change in skyglow in the dusk sky. Going to repeat tonight but starting a bit later. Stewart1 July 2021 at 9:51 am #584406
The present superoutburst seems to have been recorded first by Graeme Coates and Tim Haymes on the evening of the 23rd June. This translates to a superoutburst period of 51 +-1 day which is right in the middle of the range of values from 45 to 55 days discussed in VSSC188.
Thanks again to Graeme and Tim and all other contributors.
This target is now really difficult and June has previously marked the end of the observing season. In October the whole cycle begins again with a possible superoutburst around Oct 1. Can this one be observed?
Stewart19 September 2021 at 6:27 pm #584695
AAVSOnet telescopes in New Mexico have made two observations of ER UMa this week marking the start of this star’s observing season. As noted above, the next superoutburst may be around Oct 1 but could be later by a week or so as ER Uma does appear to vary its super cycle period between 45 and 55 days.
For UK observers, the star is very low in the north by north west sky in the evening. In the unsociable early morning, it does rise about 30 degrees above the horizon before dawn.
More details on ER UMa were presented in VSS Circular 188.30 November 2021 at 3:25 pm #584947
As mentioned by Jeremy in VSSC 190 (the latest) several ER UMa stars are due a superoutburst before the year end. With a disclaimer on the accuracy of the dates, I copy below my expectations for four stars.
Superoutburst period (d) Next superoutburst (give or take a few days)
RZ LMi 25 Dec 11 Late evenings
V1159 Ori ~50 Dec 22 A late evening target
IX Dra 60 Dec 30 An early evening target
ER Uma 50-55 Dec 30 – Jan 2 Late evening target
Stewart30 November 2021 at 10:15 pm #584952Jeremy ShearsParticipant
Looks like a busy December, Stewart!14 December 2021 at 5:35 pm #585016
My prediction was one day early, but that is consistent with the superoutburst period very gradually getting larger. The last period was 26 days as I judge it.
Actually, this seasons light curve has good coverage as Sjoerd Dufoer (BE) has made 52 observations. Gary Poyner and Raymond Pearce have contributions as well. Thanks to all three.
Stewart28 December 2021 at 10:58 am #585049
Measured ER UMa at 12.9 CV on 2021/12/28 03:08:50 using SLOOH in the Canaries. Hopefully some more results will arrive to refine the timing of what appears to be a superoutburst.
This is only ~45 days after the start of the last one. Most periods lie in the range 45 to 60 days – so quite short. See VSSC188 for a full graph of super cycle period over the last 200 or so cycles for context.
Stewart11 May 2022 at 8:07 pm #610260
ER UMa is likely to go into superoutburst in the next few days. The last superoutburst started at 2459660. The superoutburst period varies between 45- 55 days. It is now 50 days since the last outburst.
Further observations this week would be timely.
Stewart12 May 2022 at 8:29 pm #610298Richard SargentParticipant
Attachment shows measurements of ER UMa from a 2 hour period starting at approximately 22.00 hours UT last night. Each point is a block average of 6 ten second images.
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