NT Cam is a DSCT with minimal time series observations in the AAVSO observation database. The star appears to exhibit bimodal behavior with magnitude varying between 12.675 and 13.175V and a period of 0.082417d (118.680 min). Supplemented time series observations will allow for a worthwhile analysis of this star’s apparent behavior.
- Gain experience with AVSONet and the JAAVSO publishing process
- Take full advantage of unused AAVSNet resources
- Gerry Samolyk has expressed a willingness to provide mentorship for this project
- 6 to 8 time series observations over the next 5 months
- Each time series should cover a minimum of 7 hours to ensure 3 complete cycles (Four complete cycles per run would be more desirable) - consecutive cycles will increase the value of each run and reduce the possibility of false frequency detection
- It would be highly desirable to use multiple telescopes at different longitudes on a given night. This would increase our ability to detect multiple frequency behaviors. The more consecutive cycles the better.
- Any given run could be separated by as much as two weeks. This is a soft requirement, greater or lesser separation times are acceptable to accommodate telescope demands.
- Initially, I am assuming, based on the telescope capabilities, that images will require 3 to 4 minute exposures. In recognition of the demand placed on the assigned telescope(s) for a given time series run, each image in the time series could be paused for 1 to 2 minutes, thus allowing other short period exposures from other users.