[vsnet-alert 15655] Re: QZ Lib observations - moonlight interference - fainter than observations??
boris.gaensicke at gmail.com
Fri Apr 26 02:21:09 JST 2013
I feared it might get tough with this faint target... yes, any limits
are also helpful.
On 25 April 2013 17:07, Gordon Myers <gordonmyers at hotmail.com> wrote:
> QZ Lib will be about 12 degrees from the full moon tonight. Recent
> observations (~18.5) have been difficult and getting to magnitude 18+ will
> be tough tonight. We probably need help from someone who's scope can
> this situation to get additional observations...
> If we can get them, do you want "fainter than" observations? There are
> 16 and 17 magnitude stars peeking through the moonlight - at least last
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> Subject: Re: (cba:chat) Next HST observations: HS1055+0939 = IU Leo & QZ
> Dear All,
> yesterday, HST observed successfully HS1055+0939=IU Leo.
> Thank you very much for the very detailed monitoring that you provided -
> this was extremely helpful to reassure everybody that the recent outburst
> was indeed over, and the star was not up to anything else.
> At a first glance, the UV spectrum suggests that the accreting white dwarf
> in this long-period dwarf nova may be relatively hot, which would be
> consistent with the fact that the system has relatively frequent dwarf nova
> outbursts - but we will need a bit more time for a detailed analysis.
> The next target is rather faint, so may need image stacking for a good
> QZ-Lib Apr 26, 2013 14:37:44 Apr 26, 2013 21:23:30
> The scheduling makes it quite tight this time for STScI to uplink the "OK"
> command to HST once they receive your latest monitoring.
> Apart from the usual "intense" monitoring until the HST observations, we
> will need a good set of V-band snapshots on the evening of April 25th (UT)
> until the early morning of the 26th (UT). Luckily, QZ Lib is well placed
> observations both from the south and the north.
> Best wishes,
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