ASAS-SN photometry of the Galactic nova TCP J17394608-2457555
ATel #10367; J. Strader, L. Chomiuk (Michigan St), J. S. Brown, K. Z. Stanek, T. W.-S. Holoien, C. S. Kochanek, J. Shields, T. A. Thompson (Ohio State), B. J. Shappee (Carnegie), J. L. Prieto (Diego Portales; MAS), D. Bersier (LJMU), S. Dong, S. Bose, P. Chen (KIAA-PKU), J. Brimacombe (Coral Towers Observatory)
on 11 May 2017; 16:20 UT
Credential Certification: Jay Strader (email@example.com)
Subjects: Optical, Nova, Transient
We report ASAS-SN photometry of the Galactic nova TCP J17394608-2457555 (CBAT; ATel #10366). ASAS-SN recovered the source with a first detection (V=14.9) on Apr 21.43 UT, 17 days before the discovery by K. Itagaki. The subsequent light curve shows substantial variability between V~14 and V~16. The epoch in which the nova is brightest is Apr 30.24 (V=14.1) but there is, as of yet, no well-defined peak in the light curve. This optical variability around maximum resembles some recent novae, such as the gamma ray-detected nova V1369 Cen (Cheung et al. 2016, ApJ, 826, 142).