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2017 20 PTF CVs campaign

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2017 20 PTF CVs campaign

AAVSO Alert Notice 586 announces an observing campaign 2017 July 9 - 11 on 20 CVs, obtaining images only (no magnitudes). Please see notice for details and observing instructions.

Many thanks, and Good observing,

Elizabeth Waagen, AAVSO HQ

lmk
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Visuals?

What about visual observations, say fainter than the outburst magnitudes?

Mike

rruizc
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That helps too, especially

That helps too, especially for the brightest targets! Thanks for your interest in the campaign.

Clear skies, Roque

weo
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Visual obs for PTF Cvs campaign

Hi Mike,

I have asked Roque Ruiz-Carmona, the PI, about visual observations. Either he or I will post here with an answer. Thanks for asking!

Good observing,

Elizabeth

VAastro
2017 20 PTF CVs campaign

I plan to observe PTFS172bs (SS Cyg),  PTFS1719dy (WY Sge) and  PTFS1620k ( WZ Sge ) on July 10 weather permitting.

 
 

 

rruizc
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Dear observers,

Dear observers,

At the observatory of Roque de los Muchachos in La Palma, the night is good except for the bright full moon. I hope you also enjoy clear skies!

Cheers, Roque

VAastro
SS Cyg, WY Sge and WZ Sge

Roque

How can I send you my FITS files from last nights observations?

VAastro

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Hi Elizabeth,

Hi Elizabeth,

How can we submit our FITS files to the 2017 20PTF campaign?

Thanks

VAastro

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Images only, not FITS files

Hi VAastro,

The PI has requested only images, not FITS files. Please check the Alert Notice for requirements and instructions. Images (maximum size 40M) should be posted on this thread.

Good observing,

Elizabeth

VAastro
OK, Thanks Elizibeth

OK, Thanks Elizibeth

VAastro
SS Cyg, WY Sge and WZ Sge

Attached are images. They are 15 stacked 120 second exposures. Filter and JD are in the file name.

VAastro

rruizc
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Thanks a lot for your images,

Thanks a lot for your images, VAstro! No outburst yet...

Clear skies, Roque

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Fits=images right?

Elizabeth

The alert notice does not specify the required IMAGE format.. Do they need jpg, tiff, gif, or fits?

Best!

Pablo

rruizc
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Dear Pablo,

Dear Pablo,

Fits files are preferred, but any format will do. Some observers have used links to storage services such as Dropbox if the images are too heavy. The purpose is just to determine whether the systems are in outburst. or not. 

Thank you so much for your interest in the campaign and clear skies!

Roque

lmk
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V416 Dra

This one appears not to be in bright outburst as of July 10 09:00 UT (<14.4 vis.) Thanks for the campaign during full moon frown

Mike

rruizc
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Thank you, Mike! Very useful

Thank you, Mike! Very useful to know!

Not my personal decision to place the campaign with full moon, I have no power over the schedule at the William Herschel Telescope angel

Cheers,

Roque

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V416 Dra and V1239 Her

A little better visual observing this evening, I could squeeze in some more faimter obs during the brief window around moonrise. Neither of these stars seems to be in outburst.

V1239 Her  <15.2  Jul 11 06:43UT

V416 Dra <14.6 Jul 11 07:37UT

Mike

rruizc
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Thank you!

Excellent, Mike! Thanks a lot!

Roque

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AAVSO Alert Notice 586 fits

These are the ones that I was able to squeeze in. Extreme light pollution from moon and other lights in the area, Celestron C14 Edge HD with SBIG STF8300MM. I tried V and B but since you needed images only I settled for Lum. Fully calibrated, BDF and plate solved. stacked 10x60 seconds each used different stacking process to get the bes snr possible. There were some donuts left on some and some light rays on others. It's 3 AM (almost) and this is the best I could do. Good Luck and keep us posted!

This is the Dropbox link. This site does not seem to like my fits...https://www.dropbox.com/sh/39lx9zsm5or4ag0/AAAc4WYbq4qu8W01BPI14NkRa?dl=0

Best!

Pablo

pablotwa
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AAVSO Alert Notice 586 in jpeg format just in case

AAVSO Alert Notice 586  in jpeg format just in case 

rruizc
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Thank you!

Thanks a lot, Pablo.

I already downloaded the images in jpg and fit. Thanks for the effort!

Cheers, Roque

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