The asynchronous polar V1432 Aquilae and its path back to synchronism 
V1432 Aquilae is the only known eclipsing asynchronous polar. In this respect it is unique and therefore merits
our attention. We report the results of a 15-year campaign by the globally distributed Center for Backyard Astrophysics to observe V1432 Aql and investigate its return to synchronism. Originally knocked out of
synchrony by a nova explosion before observing records began, the magnetic white dwarf in V1432 Aql is
currently rotating slower than the orbital period but is gradually catching up. The fortuitously high inclination of
the binary orbit affords us the bonus of eclipses providing a regular clock against which these temporal changes
can be assessed. At the present rate, synchronism should be achieved around 2100. The continually changing trajectory of the accretion stream as it follows the magnetic field lines of the rotating white dwarf
produces a complex pattern of light emission which we have measured and documented, providing comprehensive
observational evidence against which physical models of the system can be tested.
V1432 Aql: 2012 observations [Observed: 1 Jun, 18, 25, 30 Jul, 7, 17 Aug, 14 Sep, 14, 15, 19 Nov 2012]
New observations of this asynchronous polar confirm the 2007-2011
V1432 Aql: 5 more years of observations [Observed: 28 sessions in 2007-2011.]
Photometry observations of the asynchronous polar V1432 Aql are presented.
Ephemerides for the orbital motion and for the spin are derived and are compared
with previous ephemerides. For the spin, there is some evidence for a secondary
derivative of the period.
V1432 Aql time keeping [Observed: 28 June, 22 July, 6, 30 August 2008]
Light curves for this asynchronous polar are presented. They show
the eclipses and the spin modulation. They are compared with ephemerides.
V1432 Aql: an asynchronous polar [Observed: 7, 12, 13, 14, 15 July, 5, 18 Aug, 5, 15 Sept 2007]
Light curves for this magnetic cataclysmic system are presented.
They show the eclipses and the spin modulation.