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Proposal Information for 2005A-0008


PI: Alan B. Whiting, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, whiting@ctio.noao.edu
Address: Scientific Staff, Casilla 603, La Serena, Chile

CoI: Kris Davidson, University of Minnesota
CoI: Darren Depoy, Ohio State University
CoI: Roberta Humphreys, University of Minnesota
CoI: Nathan Smith, University of Colorado at Boulder
CoI: Nicholas B. Suntzeff, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory

Title: Photometric Monitoring of Eta Carinae

Abstract: The supergiant star Eta Carinae is the center of an extremely complex set of phenomena, varying at all wavelengths on many timescales and generally not well understood. We propose to begin an extended, long-term program of photometric monitoring of the star in four visible/near-IR passbands to provide a stable basis for comparing data of all kinds, and to keep track of secular changes in this complicated object.


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