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ROTSE-III observation of a Cataclysmic Variable new outburst

ATel #5449; F. V. Ferrante, Govinda Dhungana, R. Kehoe (Southern Methodist University); W. Zheng (UC Berkeley)
on 7 Oct 2013; 10:53 UT
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Credential Certification: Farley Ferrante (fferrante@smu.edu)

Subjects: Optical, Cataclysmic Variable, Transient, Variables

Further to ATel#2126, we report on an outburst of the Cataclysmic Variable (CV) and probable dwarf nova ROTSE3 J203224.8+602837 in unfiltered CCD images with the 0.45-m ROTSE-IIIb telescope at McDonald Observatory, Texas. The transient, located at RA: 20:32:25.01 Dec +60:28:36.59 (J2000.0; uncertainty ~1"), was observed at mag 16.6 on Oct. 2.10 UT, at mag 16.7 on Oct. 03.11 UT, and at mag 16.8 on Oct. 04.10 UT. The limiting mag prior to detection was 18.8. A ROTSE light curve is available at:

ROTSE3 J203224.8+602837.8 Light Curve