ASAS-SN Discovery of a Large Amplitude CV Candidate
ATel #5339; T. W-S. Holoien, B. J. Shappee, K. Z. Stanek, C. S. Kochanek, J. Jencson, U. Basu, J. F. Beacom (Ohio State), J. L. Prieto (Princeton), D. Szczygiel, G. Pojmanski (Warsaw University Observatory), M. Dubberley, M. Elphick, S. Foale, E. Hawkins, D. Mullens, W. Rosing, R. Ross, Z. Walker (Las Cumbres Observatory), J. Brimacombe (Coral Towers Observatory)
on 29 Aug 2013; 16:15 UT
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Subjects: Optical, Cataclysmic Variable
During the ongoing All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN or "Assassin"), using data from the double 14-cm "Brutus" telescope in Haleakala, Hawaii, we discovered a new bright transient source:
Object RA(J2000) Dec(J2000) Disc. UT Date Disc. V mag
ASASSN-13ck 00:11:33.71 04:51:23 Aug. 29.47 12.9
ASASSN-13ck was present in images obtained 2013 UT August 29.47 but undetected (V > 17) on 2013 UT August 27. Vizier reveals a 0.6" SDSS match to a blue g=20.8 star. ASASSN-13ck is most likely a CV with a very strong, nearly 8 mag outburst. Given the large amplitude of its outburst, ASASSN-13ck may be a WZ Sge-type dwarf nova.
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