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Chronically incomplete all sky photometry and comp stars

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lmk
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Chronically incomplete all sky photometry and comp stars

While the state of this project is generally quite good, there remain some gaps of coverage, so certain stars which I follow still do not have any comp stars in their vicinity. V394 Cra is one example. It has been several years without coverage at the region around 18:00 -39:00, and I am wondering why the gaps cannot be finally closed out, and this problem be solved 100% ?

Mike

pox
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Hi Mike,

Hi Mike,

There is some photometry (rather incomplete) here with CMC15. I shall let you know when (if!) I have produced a sequence.

The amplitude of 6m is too small for a nova though - do I guess you think this might be an NR or DN?

lmk
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How does the CMC15 photometry

How does the CMC15 photometry compare to APASS in accuracy? Have you compared them on overlapping fields? Hopefully its better than the GSC or USNO-A2.0 !

Yes, the star is a suspected NR...

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Hi Mike,

Hi Mike,

CMC uses different passbands and would probably come out a bit below APASS in 'first-choice' decisions but the sequence team (which I've just joined) use it - though obviously preferring APASS. But this field is not covered by APASS so we are forced to use other surveys. Quoting from the sequence team advice sheet: "the resultant B filter conversions may have a larger uncertainty when compared with Henden... less used now since APASS... but a decent option if needed". Incidentally, what mag range would you require?

Just a little fun note - since my planetarium software was open at the time I looked up data for V394 CrA and it gave a min of 13.5 (hence my comment on the type) but it seems the min is actually 19.5 - in which case this could be a classical nova. Looks like that software could do with an update!

ocn
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V394 CrA Field Photometry

Until formal field photometry becomes available, I have put together a provisional sequence (albeit a partial one) that is photometrically based on the 94 (BCB-030) and 86 (BCB-044) comps located about 25-30 arc-min ESE of V394. The selected comps have B-V values of 1.0 or less except comps #6 and #14 which are very close to 1.1.  None of sequence stars have close companions that might interfere with visual observation. Very interesting observing target ! 

V394 CrA provisional sequence:

Comp #,  rounded 2000.0 coordinates (as per VPHOT) ,  Vmag,  visualmag.

2  ***   18 00 15  -38 57 29   ***   9.21   ***   92

6  ***   18 00 30  -38 50 31   ***   10.27   ***   103

13   ***   18 00 35  -39 02 22   ***   11.81   ***   118

11   ***   18 00 12  -39 01 18   ***   12.68   ***   127

12   ***   18 00 09  -39 00 00   ***   12.67   ***   127

14   ***   18 00 32  -39 01 00   ***   13.31   ***   133

15   ***   18 00 25  -39 00 00   ***   14.06   ***   141 

16   ***   18 00 26  -39 00 54   ***   14.29   ***   143

17   ***   18 00 22  -39 00 24   ***   15.18   ***   152

 

Kind regards,

Steve

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V394 CrA Classification

VSX describes the two observed outbursts, in 1949 (Erro)  and 1987 (Liller). Eclipses are noted as well so NR+E.

Steve

 

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V394 CrA Visual Companion(s)

I note the brightest close companion in V is about 15.7 , approx 15 arc-sec WNW.  Quite crowded. Careful with ID. Var is currently fainter than 16.5V.

Steve 

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