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Gaia20dwo (Gmag. 15.8): another highly reddened Galactic nova? (in Scutum)

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SPK
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Gaia20dwo (Gmag. 15.8): another highly reddened Galactic nova? (in Scutum)

http://gsaweb.ast.cam.ac.uk/alerts/alert/Gaia20dwo/

Complete ASAS-SN Sky Patrol (Shappee et al. 2014ApJ...788...48S and Kochanek et al. 2017PASP..129j4502K) light curve and data: https://asas-sn.osu.edu/light_curves/bf6a3dda-8ce5-40d8-8866-c34c123863ed

Spectroscopy and multiband photometry are encouraged.

Clear skies,
Patrick

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Sequence For Gaia20dwo

Gaoa20dwo now has a sequence, however, until it appears in the VSX you can only see the sequence by using the coordiinates: 18 26 21.62 -14 40 53.98 when creating a chart using the VSP.

Good Observing & Ad Astra,

Tim Crawford, Sequence Team

jpablodossantos
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Dimming

Seems to be dimming

16.674, 0.091 CV - 2020-09-02 21:56:06

17.376, 0.132 CV - 2020-09-03 21:34:42

not detected - 2020-09-04 22:40:28

Juan Pablo, DJUA

edit: forgot to add "CV"

SPK
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Dwarf nova outburst rather than nova eruption

Gaia20dwo (UG:)
https://www.aavso.org/vsx/index.php?view=detail.top&oid=1546240

This transient is too blue for a (reddened) nova, it looks more like a dwarf nova outburst. Watch out for rebrightening(s)!

Clear skies,
Patrick

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