1 September 2018 at 10:13 am #574119
Gabriel Murawski has announced on BAAVSS alert 5075 that he has discovered a possible new RCB star using archive ASAS-SN data. He has called for photometry and spectroscopy in order that the type can be confirmed. You can see the alert message here
I expect one or two spectroscopists might be interested in this as well as VS photometrists.
Gary1 September 2018 at 11:41 pm #579952
Thanks for pointing this out Gary. I’m going to adopt this star and do regular filtered V measurements with my CMOS. There seems to be a good number of suitable APASS stars within 20-30arcmin for reference and check. David2 September 2018 at 4:28 pm #579955
Good luck David. Please share your results with us here, and the BAAVSS database of course.
Gary5 September 2018 at 12:36 pm #579964
Still waiting on a clear patch. Hopefully I’ll get my first measurement this eve.5 September 2018 at 5:20 pm #579965Eric WatkinsParticipant
I imaged this a few nights ago ( I think I got the fov, but pointing played up). I’m getting around to checking the image this evening.
I will let you know.
Eric5 September 2018 at 11:55 pm #579966
2018 09 05 20:35 UT
Maxim DL Photometry on 10 x 20s stack through Baader V filter
Ref (000-BMT-466) set as V = 13.77
Variable (IRAS 03536+6235) measured V = 15.08
Check (000-BMT-467) measured V = 14.206 September 2018 at 8:44 am #579967
Good to see people are monitoring this one. My first visual estimate last night was 15.0 in a poor sky.
I’ll ask Andy to add this object to the BAAVSS database.
Gary6 September 2018 at 10:05 am #579968Andy WilsonKeymaster
I have added this star to the VSS database. Strictly speaking this isn’t necessary as any new stars created by uploading observations are automatically added to a list which I review once per quarter.
Measurements made by Maxim DL can be added to the database, though it is a bit manual. Richard Lee will be demonstrating how to analyse photometry using AIJ and the updated BAAVSS Photometry spreadsheet at the Observer’s Workshop on 29th September. This creates an output file that can simply be uploaded into the database. I will be demonstrating how to upload observations at the workshop, it is very easy.
Andy7 September 2018 at 3:58 am #579969
On it now with the ALPY600. It is very weak but there is clear H alpha in emission. Raw spectrum image (30min) attached
Robin7 September 2018 at 4:02 pm #579972
Here is the reduced spectrum. Very noisy but the H alpha emission is clear. The continuum is very red but there is high extinction in this direction. Total galactic E(B-V) is ~1.0 according to IRSA. The Na D line is clear but again that could be Interstellar.
Robin19 September 2018 at 6:21 pm #580013
I have been measuring the V mag of this star (about) every week since Gary highlighted it as ‘new’ RCB. My last measurement was V = 14.64 on 2018/09/17 20:49 UT.19 September 2018 at 6:57 pm #580016
Latest feedback from Gabriel Murawski based on the spectrum is that this may in fact be a YSO. It is currently being looked at by experts in this area.
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