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There is a very large variety of behaviours of CVs.
 
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== VY Sculptoris ==
 
== VY Sculptoris ==
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* amplitude: several magnitudes
 
* amplitude: several magnitudes

Revision as of 14:00, 8 December 2009

There is a very large variety of behaviours of CVs.

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VY Sculptoris

A subclass of cataclysmic variables exhibiting occasional drops by several magnitudes at irregular intervals. The prototype of the class had shown a deep low-state in 2008, first since 1983 (Greiner et al. 2009).

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  • amplitude: several magnitudes
  • drop time scale: 10-30 days
  • low state lasts for about 100 days
  • some periodicity (P about 10 days) is present
  • mechanism not well understood
  • some of VY Scl stars are supersoft X-ray sources during optical low-states.
  • V504 Cen has period of 4.21h and went down by 6 mag in 2006 and remained in it for nearly a year.