[vsnet-alert 17040] Re: Next HST observations: SDSS1006+2337

Boris Gaensicke Boris.Gaensicke at warwick.ac.uk
Mon Mar 17 14:43:05 JST 2014

Dear All,

the HST observations of SDSS1006+2337 are now only
a few days away, and the decision whether STScI will
allow us to observe the star will be taken on the 19th.
If not ... HST will stare at a blank piece of sky instead.

Thanks for all the data you got so far. I know that the
moon does not help, but please try over the next
couple of days to get as deep images of the star as

The most recent data showed some large scatter,
with excursions up to ~16.5mag - my guess is that
this is related to the severe moon background, but
it will worry the people at STScI that have to take the
decision whether the observations are safe for COS.
We will need some more  confirmation that the star is
behaving well to reassure them...

Best wishes,


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