A comprehensive K 2 and ground-based study of CRTS J035905.9+175034, an eclipsing SU UMa system with a large mass ratio

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dc.contributor.author Littlefield, Colin
dc.contributor.author Garnavich, Peter M.
dc.contributor.author Kennedy, Mark R.
dc.contributor.author Szkody, Paula
dc.contributor.author Zhibin, Dai
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-24T15:21:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-24T15:21:16Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-14
dc.identifier.citation Littlefield, C., Garnavich, P., Kennedy, M. and Szkody, P. (2018) 'A Comprehensive K 2 and Ground-based Study of CRTS J035905.9+175034, an Eclipsing SU UMa System with a Large Mass Ratio', The Astronomical Journal, 155(6), 232 (13 pp). doi: 10.3847/1538-3881/aabcd1 en
dc.identifier.volume 155 en
dc.identifier.issued 6 en
dc.identifier.startpage 232-1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 232-13 en
dc.identifier.issn 0004-6256
dc.identifier.issn 1538-3881
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6642
dc.identifier.doi 10.3847/1538-3881/aabcd1
dc.description.abstract CRTS J035905.9+175034 is the first eclipsing SU UMa system for which a superoutburst has been observed by Kepler in the short-cadence mode. The light curve contains one superoutburst, eight normal outbursts (including a precursor to the superoutburst), and several minioutbursts that are present before—but not after—the superoutburst. The superoutburst began with a precursor normal outburst, and shortly after the peak of the precursor, the system developed large-amplitude superhumps that achieved their maximum amplitude after just three superhump cycles. The period excess of the initial superhump period relative to the orbital period implies a mass ratio of 0.281 ± 0.015, placing it marginally above most theoretical predictions of the highest-possible mass ratio for superhump formation. In addition, our analysis of the variations in eclipse width and depth, as well as the hot spot amplitudes, generally provides substantiation of the thermal-tidal instability model. The K 2 data, in conjunction with our ground-based time-resolved spectroscopy and photometry from 2014 to 2016, allows us to determine many of the fundamental parameters of this system. en
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation (NSF grant AST-1514737); Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS Light of West China Program); Natural Science Foundation of Yunnan Province (No. 2016FB007) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IOP Publishing en
dc.relation.uri http://stacks.iop.org/1538-3881/155/i=6/a=232
dc.rights © 2018. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved en
dc.subject Accretion en
dc.subject Accretion disks en
dc.subject Novae en
dc.subject Cataclysmic variables en
dc.subject Stars: individual (CRTS J035905.9 +175034) en
dc.title A comprehensive K 2 and ground-based study of CRTS J035905.9+175034, an eclipsing SU UMa system with a large mass ratio en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Mark R. Kennedy, Department of Physics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. T: +353 21 490 3000. E: markkennedy@umail.ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder National Science Foundation en
dc.contributor.funder Natural Science Foundation of Yunnan Province en
dc.contributor.funder Chinese Academy of Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle The Astronomical Journa en


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