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Session 76 - Cataclysmic Variables and Accretion Disks.
Display session, Wednesday, January 15
Metropolitan Ballroom,

[76.09] Observations of the Cataclysmic Variable V592 Cas.

M. Huber, S. Howell (U. Wyoming), B. Fried (Braeside Obs.)

We obtained optical+IR photometry and time-resolved spectroscopic images of the suspected nova-like cataclysmic variable V592 Cas, also known as L555-8. This bright nova-like was photometrically observed by Africano et. al. in 1977 for which rapid flickering was found with no discernible period. We will present our photometry in the visual and IR regions and discuss the light curves. Our spectra show variable emission peaks for H beta, H gamma, and faint He II above a blue continuum. We will discuss these emissions with respect to differences seen in the past. Radial velocity curves will be constructed from these emission features to determine the orbital parameters, in particular, with our photometry a first approximate orbital period will be presented.

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