Skip to main content

Gaia18bmt: possible microlensing event (13.1 mag) in Centaurus

4 posts / 0 new
Last post
SPK
SPK's picture
Gaia18bmt: possible microlensing event (13.1 mag) in Centaurus

Gaia18bmt
https://www.aavso.org/vsx/index.php?view=detail.top&oid=621399

R.A. 14h16m03.56s, Decl. -56°54'48.2" (J2000.0)

>2 mag rise on a red star in the Galactic Plane, candidate microlensing event:
http://gsaweb.ast.cam.ac.uk/alerts/alert/Gaia18bmt/

Spectroscopy and multiband photometry are strongly recommended.

Clear skies,
Patrick

SPK
SPK's picture
Already brighter (V= 14.9 mag) than usual on 2018 May 22.103 UT
FRF
FRF's picture
Still brightening: June 13.6378UT 12.5V

Gaia18bmt (aka AT 2018cmm ) 20180613.6378UT (JD 2458283.1378): 12.50V Robert Fidrich (HAA/VSS) - using a 0.413m iTelescope.org reflector at Siding Spring, Australia.

File upload: 
SPK
SPK's picture
Peak of the event is expected to happen between 14 and 18 June

L. Wyrzykowski, M. Gromadzki, K. Kruszynska, K. A. Rybicki, P. Zielinski (Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory): "VLT spectroscopic observations of highly magnified Galactic Disk microlensing event Gaia18bmt" (ATel #11719)
http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=11719

Log in to post comments
AAVSO 49 Bay State Rd. Cambridge, MA 02138 aavso@aavso.org 617-354-0484