Note: The target table was edited to add the range. - Elizabeth O. Waagen, 18 June 2020
June 17, 2020
AAVSO Forum threads (scroll to the bottom of a thread for latest posts):
- Campaigns and Observation Reports: https://www.aavso.org/test-exposures-for-symbiotic-binary-candidates-campaign
Adrian B. Lucy (Columbia University) requests the assistance of AAVSO observers, and writes:
"We request observations to determine the current V, B, and U band magnitudes of the following candidate symbiotic stars, to help with planning for future observations. A single observation in each available filter would be sufficient; we are not requesting monitoring at this time, just approximate current magnitudes. Many of these targets have plenty of archival data, but we cannot assume that they have varied in predictable ways, so we require new test exposures."
In the table of targets below, the fields "V", "B", and "U" indicate that one of each of those observations is needed for a star. This table will be posted on the AAVSO discussion forum thread for this campaign (URL above). It will be updated as observations have been submitted and coverage is complete for a band for a particular star.
Observers are requested to monitor this thread to see the status of the table.
Observers are also requested to use the AAVSO Light Curve Generator (LCG) to monitor incoming observations of the targets. Be sure to use 2459018 (17 June 2020) as the starting JD for the LCG. (Some stars already have data, but what is crucial for this campaign is measurements from today forward.)
|Name||RA (2000)||Dec (2000)||Range||V||B||U|
|Gaia DR2 6043925532812301184||16:27:49.76||-29:16:45.5||14.2-15.3V|
|Gaia DR2 5917238398632196736||17:07:10.56||-56:53:17.5||14.3-15.9V|
Note: Coordinates are from the VSX pages for these stars
Charts with comparison stars for the targets may be created using the AAVSO Variable Star Plotter (VSP). Please use the name in the table to create charts.
Please submit observations to the AAVSO International Database using the names given in the table.
This AAVSO Alert Notice was compiled by Elizabeth O. Waagen.
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