Swift observation of Nova Ophiuchi 2018 No.2 = PNV J17140261-2849237 = TCP J17140253-2849233
ATel #11409; K. Sokolovsky (IAASARS NOA/ASC Lebedev/SAI MSU)
on 12 Mar 2018; 17:08 UT
Credential Certification: Kirill Sokolovsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subjects: Ultra-Violet, X-ray, Nova
The nova candidate PNV J17140261-2849237 = TCP J17140253-2849233
was discovered by H. Nishimura, T. Kojima, K. Nishiyama and
F. Kabashima. A. Takao reports the transient (9.5mag) visible at
unfiltered images obtained on 2018-03-10.753 UT. Spectroscopic
observations with the 2m Liverpool Telescope confirmed
the transient to be a Fe II type nova (ATel #11398).
Swift observed the nova for 2.0ks on 2018-03-12.217, 35 hours after
the first optical detection. The XRT found no X-ray source at
the nova position with an upper limit of 0.002 cts/s. Assuming
power law emission with the photon index of 2 and full Galactic HI
column density in the source direction (2.45x10^21 cm^-2) this
translates to the unabsorbed 0.3-10 keV flux limit
of 1.3x10^-13 ergs/cm^2/s.
The simultaneously obtained UVOT image is distorted by a tracking
error preventing precision astrometry and photometry, but
the bright (W2=13.03+/-0.02) ultraviolet source is clearly visible
at the reported nova position.
We thank the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory team and PI, Brad Cenko,
for rapid execution of this ToO observation.
CBAT Transient Object Followup Reports for TCP J17140253-2849233