AAS 206th Meeting, 29 May - 2 June 2005
Session 42 Dwarf Novae and Other Cataclysmic Variables
Poster, Wednesday, 10:00am-7:00pm, Thursday, 9:20am-2:00pm, June 1, 2005, Ballroom A

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[42.03] BZ UMa and Var Her 04: Orphan TOADS

A. Price (AAVSO), S. Howell (NOAO)

Both BZ UMa and Var Her 04 are cataclysmic variable stars without a home. Neither fit easily into current classification systems so may extend the population distribution of two unique CV types: UGWZ dwarf novae and intermediate polars. New outburst photometry and archival X-Ray data shed some new light on BZ UMa's high energy state and new spectral and IR observations from Spitzer of dust around the newly discovered cataclysmic variable Var Her 04 may help find it a home as well.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: aaronp@aavso.org

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