[vsnet-alert 21950] Re: OGLE-2018-NOVA-01: a classical (recurrent) nova candidate (11.5 mag) in the LMC (ATel #11384)
bas at lowell.edu
Fri Mar 9 07:19:23 JST 2018
On Thu, 2018-03-08 at 22:07 +0000, Patrick Schmeer
pasc1312-aavso at yahoo.de via vsnet-alert wrote:
> P. Mroz, A. Udalski (Warsaw University Observatory),
> on behalf of the OGLE team:
> "OGLE-2018-NOVA-01: a Classical (Recurrent) Nova Candidate
> in the Large Magellanic Cloud" (ATel #11384)
> "The nova is located at (RA, DEC) = (05:13:32.71, -68:38:00.4) J2000.0.
> It was discovered in the image acquired on 2018 Feb 27.07770 UT at an
> I-band magnitude of 11.5."
> "The progenitor was clearly visible in the OGLE images. It had the mean
> magnitude of I = 19.73 mag and color (V-I) = 0.57 mag. It showed
> eclipsing-like variability with a period of 2.84995 +/- 0.00003 d.
> The star is located 15 arcsec from the reported position of Nova LMC 1996,
> within the uncertainty of the Nova LMC 1996 position. It is probably the
> second recorded eruption of this object."
> Finding charts can be found here:
Among other IDs in VizieR with photometry in quiescence:
VMC 5 13 32.71 -68 38 00.5 YJK photometry
Zaritsky 5 13 32.67 -68 37 59.9 BVI photometry
Besides OGLE, there is also MACHO lightcurve data (V,R)
for the eclipsing system.
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