Corpus ID: 119207589

Superoutbursts of the SU UMa-type dwarf nova CP Draconis

  title={Superoutbursts of the SU UMa-type dwarf nova CP Draconis},
  author={J. Shears and D. Boyd and D. Buczynski and B. Martin and D. Messier and I. Miller and A. Oksanen and J. Pietz and D. Skillman and B. Staels and T. Vanmunster},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  • J. Shears, D. Boyd, +8 authors T. Vanmunster
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
  • Analysis of observations of the SU UMa-type dwarf nova, CP Dra, between February 2001 and April 2009 has revealed 15 outbursts, at least eight of which were superoutbursts. The supercycle length is 230+/-56 d. We report photometry of the 2001 and 2009 superoutbursts which shows that they were remarkably similar to each other in terms of the profile of the outburst light curve and the evolution of the superhumps. The outburst amplitude was 5.5 magnitudes and the Psh during the plateau phase was… CONTINUE READING