Special Notice #9: V1343 Aql (SS433) Suzaku Observing Campaign Support

March 30, 2006: Kaori Kubota (Kyoto University) has asked for observations of V1343 Aquilae (a.k.a. SS433) in support of an observing campaign using the Suzaku X-Ray satellite. V1343 Aql is listed as an eclipsing X-Ray source according to the GCVS 3rd Edition. It consists of an early type star and a neutron star or black hole with relativistic jets detectable at X-Ray and radio wavelengths. Kubota reported it currently at 14th magnitude.

Its location is: R.A.: 19:11:49.6 Decl.: +04:58:57.9 (J2000)

Observations from now until April 5 are requested to determine the orbital phase before the Suzaku observations, which are scheduled for April 5 and 8.

AAVSO charts, using a sequence from Leibowitz and Mendelson (1982), are available at this URL: http://www.aavso.org/cgi-bin/searchcharts3.pl?name=V1343%20Aql  [2014 chart link http://www.aavso.org/vsp]

All observations sent to the AAVSO will be forwarded to Dr. Kubota. As more details become available they will be posted to the AAVSO-Photometry Discussion Group.

This Special Notice was compiled by: A. Price


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