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Proposal Information for 2010B-0520


PI: Peter Garnavich, University of Notre Dame, pgarnavi@nd.edu
Address: Physics Department, 225 Nieuwland Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA

CoI: Katie Thorne, University of Notre Dame

Title: A New Polar with a Very Low Accretion Rate

Abstract: We propose to study a new magnetic cataclysmic variable that was discovered in outburst, but is now accreting at a very low rate. From the spectroscopy we will measure the masses of the primary and secondary stars, the accretion rate and the estimate the strength of the magnetic field on the white dwarf primary. We will also study variations the secondary mass loss rate on 10 minute time scales.


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