Paul A. Mason, Edward L. Robinson, Sebastian Gomez, Emmanuel Gonzalez, Isaac D. Lopez, Lorena Monroy, and Alex Price
Abstract. High speed photometry of several accreting binaries was obtained using the McDonald Observatory 2.1m telescope and ARGOS CCD photometer. A broad-band filter (BVR) was used in order to maximize flux and maintain a short (1-10s) integration time on faint targets. Such observations obtained over several years allow for variability study over time scales covering many orders of magnitude. Observations and analysis for several binaries are summarized.
Paul A. Mason, Lorena C. Monroy, Natalie K. Wells, and Joshua B. Santana
Abstract. We present a new multi-frequency catalog of polars and intermediate polars (IPs) called MCV-Catalog-1.0. The need for a new catalog of Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables (MCVs) is becoming increasingly important. The number of known and suspected cataclysmic variables (CVs) has doubled in just the last few years. It is expected to balloon by another factor of 10 in the next decade or so as several optical surveys, like LSST, take place. By establishing a catalog containing only magnetic CVs, i.e. MVCs, we have the freedom to tailor the catalog to a relatively homogeneous set of binaries.