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Name
  LMC V3958  
AAVSO UID
000-BJJ-604 (4398 observations)  
Constellation
Dorado Sequence
J2000.0
05 40 44.16 -66 40 11.5  (85.18400 -66.66986) Search nearby
B1950.0 05 40 44.90 -66 41 35.6
Galactic coord. 276.600 -31.717
Other names

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1SXPS J054045.1-664018 3XMM J054044.1-664012 IRSF J05404415-6640116
LMC Nova 2009 a LMCN 1971-08a LMCN 2009-02a
N LMC 09 N LMC 1971#2 N LMC 1971b
N LMC 2009 N LMC 2009a VSX J054044.2-664011
XMMOM J054044.2-664012    
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Variability type
NR
Spectral type em
Mag. range
10.6 p - 20.0 V
Discoverer John A. Graham (1971 Aug. 16), William Liller (2009 Feb. 5)
Epoch
--
Outburst --
Period 1.19 d
Rise/eclipse dur. --
Remarks
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1 Schmeer, Patrick Eruptions were detected on 1971 August 16.4 UT (IAUC #2353) and 2009 February 5.067 UT (IAUC #9019). Periodogram analysis strongly suggests (90% confidence) a period of 1.19 0.01 days (ATel #2001). The estimated white dwarf mass lies between ~1.1 and ~1.3 solar masses; the secondary star is most likely a sub-giant (2016ApJ...818..145B).
2 Templeton, Matthew Nova confirmed spectroscopically by H.E. Bond et al. Possible recurrent nova, close to position of N LMC 1971. See IAUC 9019 for details.
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References
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1 IAU Circ. #9019 --
2 Bode, M. F.; Darnley, M. J.; Beardmore, A. P., 2016, Pan-chromatic
Observations of the Recurrent Nova LMC 2009a (LMC 1971b)
2016ApJ...818..145B
3 Catalogue of Stellar Spectral Classifications (Skiff, 2009-2016) 2016ApJ...818..145B
4 IAU Circ., No. 9019, #1 2009IAUC.9019....1L
5 M. F. Bode; J. P. Osborne; K. L. Page; et. al., 2009, ATel #2001 2009ATel.2001....1B
6 IAU Circ., No. 2353 1971IAUC.2353....1G
7 W. Pietsch; F. Haberl, Optical Novae in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) --
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3 Schmeer, Patrick 2018-04-29 07:38 UTC Primary name changed. Gaia DR2 position. Type and minimum magnitude from 2016ApJ...818..145B. Orbital period from 2009ATel.2001....1B. First discoverer and second discoverer's given name added.
2 Admin, VSX 2017-12-15 08:17 UTC Spectral type from Skiff (VizieR on-line data: B/mk)
1 Templeton, Matthew 2009-03-11 07:26 UTC Initial submission.