Nova or Flare star near Alp Cen

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Nova or Flare star near Alp Cen

Postby Ken Harrison » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:46 am

While testing a low res spectroscope last night I found an image of a 11 mag star which doesn't show on the UCAC4 catalogue.

RA: 14h37m27.98s
Dec: -60d53m08.5s

Close to UCAC4-146-159258 (Mag 11.3) and UCAC4-146-159279 (Mag 10.5)

(Nothing shown on DSS Images....)
Alp Cen FOV_01.png
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Re: Nova or Flare star near Alp Cen

Postby Robin Leadbeater » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:20 pm

Hi Ken,

A rather late reply but the fuzziness gives its true nature away. It is IRAS 14336-6040.
http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-i ... mit=submit
Faint in visual but very bright in the IR so looks out of focus due to chromatism of the camera lens.
(Select 2MASS in the SIMBAD image to see how it looks in IR)

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Re: Nova or Flare star near Alp Cen

Postby Ken Harrison » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:51 am

Robin,
Thanks for the reply..
Yes, we'd concluded it must be IRAS 14336-6040.
I'm just pleased it was picked up in the trial image.
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