HeI 6678 Campaign of gamma Cas

HeI 6678 Campaign of gamma Cas

Postby Ernst Pollmann » Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:52 pm

Dear colleagues,
I think it is time to inform you about the current state of our HeI6678 project of gamma Cas. The following link enables you to download the summary text and corresponding diagrams and files mentioned in it:

https://www.magentacloud.de/share/9v5nz56i.c

To open the file please use the password: 1gam2cas3

Since it is not possible to attach pdf files here in forum postings I have to use this way.

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Re: HeI 6678 Campaign of gamma Cas

Postby Ernst Pollmann » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:29 pm

Dear colleagues,
interesting campaign results.
See:
https://www.aavso.org/gam-cas-campaign-01#comment-74909

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Re: HeI 6678 Campaign of gamma Cas

Postby Ernst Pollmann » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:17 am

Dear colleagues,
our professional consulter Dr. Myron Smith wrote recently:
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Based on your work on correlation of Halpha and HeI6678 EW´s (see the Fig. below) , it is clear that gCas is in a state now of rapidly building up its disk.
This is a condition for which a proposal a few of us wrote recently for XMM (x-ray satellite) time could fulfill.
The star becomes visible to the satellite once again on January 6th.
Do you think a short time before this we could get a very up to date description of what the star is doing (Christmas-New Years Day timeframe)? We would really appreciate it.

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Gamma Cas (often categorized as uninteresting and well known star) shows at present a high interesting, not only for professionals, but for amateurs too an unique developement, that could end (very soon?) in a super nova event (or so).
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Re: HeI 6678 Campaign of gamma Cas

Postby Ernst Pollmann » Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:43 am

Dear colleagues,
the EW correlation of the (photospheric) HeI6678 emission to the Halpha disk emission is becoming increasingly clear.
The question is how long this will continue and what will happen to gamma Cas.
Many thanks to the involved colleagues to contributes with their spectra.
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Re: HeI 6678 Campaign of gamma Cas

Postby Ernst Pollmann » Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:53 am

Dear colleagues,
X-ray satellite observations (called XMM) are plant until early January by Gregor Rauw and Myron Smith.
Myron wrote yesterday:
"So I hope your group can start working on the star after Christmas into the Fourth of January or so (“10 Days of Christmas”)".

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Re: HeI 6678 Campaign of gamma Cas

Postby jack martin » Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:23 am

Here is my effort.

Any comments ?

Regards,

Jack

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Re: HeI 6678 Campaign of gamma Cas

Postby jack martin » Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:34 pm

Interesting absorption feature around 663.5nm now fading.

Any comments ?

Jack

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Re: HeI 6678 Campaign of gamma Cas

Postby J Labadie Bartz » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:34 pm

Hi Jack,

Weird feature. Do you think it is real (in the sense that it is astrophysical and not some detector artifact)? I took spectra of gamma Cas on the night of Jan 15 (UT time ~01:30 Jan 16) and there is no sign of this feature in my sequence of 13 exposures. There shouldn't be any photospheric absorption at that wavelength for an early B-type star. However our data seem to have good agreement in the shape of the He 6678 line profile.

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Single exposure from night of Jan. 15.

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Re: HeI 6678 Campaign of gamma Cas

Postby Robin Leadbeater » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:54 pm

Hi Jack,

Dust specs and a poor flat correction perhaps ? Is the spectrum in the same Y position on the sensor for all these observations? Is it on all the sub exposures ? What does the reference star spectrum look like ?

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Re: HeI 6678 Campaign of gamma Cas

Postby jack martin » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:52 pm

JLB,

As you have not detected it in your observations, I don't think its real, an artifact of the set up.

Thanks for your input.

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