CAOSP abstracts, Volume: 43, No.: 3, year: 2014

Abstract: Cataclysmic variables (CVs) are one of the dominant part in astronomical research. Small telescopes are widely used to search for the sudden brightening of such stars. We present our experience with observations of the RS Ophiuchi (RS Oph) and analyses of the light curves. RS Oph is a binary system with 6 recorded outbursts classified as a recurrent nova (RN). We used the telescopes of AI SAS to measure the brightness of RS Oph after its last outburst occurred on February 12, 2006. The new observations indicate the ongoing mass transfer. % and the estimation of the mass transfer rate allow to make a prediction of the %next outburst of this RN.

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