[vsnet-alert 16969] Re: Is LMC V1341 in eruption?

m31 at telenet.be m31 at telenet.be
Tue Mar 4 15:21:25 JST 2014


I took snapshots beginning of the night remotely from Chile. The session is still running but a preliminary analysis of the images showed T Men, the RRab star close to LMC V1341 at mag 13.86 (+/- 0.01) and LMC V1341 around mag 18 (+/- 0.5) using a V filter.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Mati Morel" <mmorel7 at bigpond.com>
To: "Rob Kaufman" <rob.kau at gmail.com>, "vsnet-alert" <vsnet-alert at ooruri.kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp>
Sent: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 7:06:56 AM
Subject: [vsnet-alert 16968] Re: Is LMC V1341 in eruption?

Hi All,
       I have closely studied Rob’s image. The image of LMC V1341 (if real) is very faint, but a position can be determined.  Relative to UCAC3 stars, it is
(J2000)  05 09 56.82 +/- 1.0s   -71 39 55.1 +/- 0.5”  
       This is consistent with the position of previous outbursts.
Mati Morel
Variable Stars South
mmorel7 at bigpond.com
-----Original Message----- 
From: Rob Kaufman 
Sent: Monday, March 3, 2014 10:54 PM 
To: vsnet-alert 
Subject: [vsnet-alert 16962] Is LMC V1341 in eruption? 

I imaged the field of this recurrent nova tonight and there seems to be a
faint star at the position, as far as I can tell given the scale.  Could
someone have a look?  Unfortunately it's not far above the noise level of
my image - however it is faintly visible in each of the subs I took (7 x 30
sec).  MPChecker revealed nothing near the position. Here is the link:


In the green channel it would be around mag 14.5 (~V).  There was nothing
visible there last night in an image to the same depth.

Thanks - hope it's not a false alarm.

Rob Kaufman
Bright, Vic, Australia

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