We have observed AK Cnc during the 1995 March superoutburst, by means of differential V – U photometry. The observations were obtained at Las Campanas (Chile), Ouda Station (Kyoto, Japan) and in England. Superhumps with amplitude 0.2 mag appeared at least 4d after maximum. They evolved from a single peak structure, developing a secondary peak during decline, until they reached a double-wave modulation with 0.05 mag amplitude, after 8 d. After removing linear trends in our data, the following ephemeris was found:
This superhump period was confirmed, independently, with our homogeneous set of 462 V magnitudes, obtained at LCO, then adding 63 U data points and finally considering all the dataset, consisting of 789 V + U magnitudes. The superhump period is slightly larger than that reported by Kato (1995) during the 1992 January superoutburst (0.06735(5)d). Our results imply an orbital period Porb = 0.065(2) d, using the relationship given by Howell & Hurst (1994). The eruption duration was ≳ 10 d, and its amplitude > 6 mag. An abrupt and short luminosity decrease occured ≈ 12 d after maximum. Eleven outbursts have been observed since 1992 January, being the minimum reported lag between successive eruptions: 40 d. More details will be given in a future publication.