Volume 381, Number 3, JanuaryIII 2002
|Page(s)||L41 - L44|
|Published online||15 January 2002|
Letter to the Editor
First detection of the growing humps at the rapidly rising stage of dwarf novae AL Com and WZ Sge
Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
2 Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, Okayama 700-8530, Japan
3 VSNET Collaboration Team
Corresponding author: R. Ishioka, email@example.com
Accepted: 20 November 2001
We report on time-series photometric observations in the earliest stages of superoutbursts of the extreme dwarf novae, AL Com and WZ Sge, which started on 2001 May after the 6 years quiescence and on 2001 July after the 23 years quiescence, respectively. We detected the growth of “early superhumps” during the each rising stage. Our observations reject the mass transfer instability for the trigger of the superoutburst of WZ Sge stars, and show the existence of some relations between the “early superhumps” and the spiral structure, which gives a hint of the origin of the “early superhumps.”
Key words: stars: cataclysmic variables / stars: dwarf novae / stars: individual (WZ Sge)
© ESO, 2002
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