ASASSN-21qj: A Rapidly Fading, Sun-Like Star

Mon, 08/30/2021 - 11:26

Hello all,

As reported in the ATel below (M. Rizzo Smith, T. Jayasinghe, K. Z. Stanek, C. S. Kochanek et al.), a Sun-like star has shown signs of an extended eclipse that has now dropped by two magnitudes from g~13.8 to 16.0 - the shape and depth of the eclipse suggests a dusty extended object passing in front of this star.

RA=08:15:23.2996, DEC=-38:59:23.304, d~556 pc

Any photometric observations of this star are highly encouraged to determine the colour of the eclipser and its nature.

Many thanks in advance,

Matt Kenworthy // Leiden Observatory