( will be inserted by hand later ) RX J 1643 . 7 + 3402 : a new bright cataclysmic variable ?

We report the discovery of a new bright (V∼12.6) cataclysmic variable star identified with the ROSAT X-ray source RX J1643.7+3402. Spectroscopic and photometric observations show it to be a novalike variable sharing some of the characteristics of the SW Sex sub-class of novalike CVs. The spectroscopic period may be either 2. 575 or 2. 885, within the period… CONTINUE READING