OT J002656.6+284933 (CSS101212:002657+284933): SU UMa-Type Dwarf Nova with Longest Superhump Period [SSA]


We observed the 2016 outburst of OT J002656.6+284933 (CSS101212:002657+284933) and found that it has the longest recorded [0.13225(1) d in average] superhumps among SU UMa-type dwarf novae. The object is the third known SU UMa-type dwarf nova above the period gap. The outburst, however, was unlike ordinary long-period SU UMa-type dwarf novae in that it showed two post-outburst rebrightenings. It showed superhump evolution similar to short-period SU UMa-type dwarf novae. We could constrain the mass ratio to less than 0.15 (most likely between 0.10 and 0.15) by using superhump periods in the early and post-superoutburst stages. These results suggest the possibility that OT J002656.6+284933 has an anomalously undermassive secondary and it should have passed a different evolutionary track from the standard one.

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T. Kato, T. Tordai, C. Littlefield, et. al.
Fri, 3 Mar 17

Comments: 6 pages, 3 figures, accepted for publication in PASJ (Letters)