Near-Infra-Red Observations of XTE J1701-462 using SMARTS
ATel #712; D. Maitra, C. Bailyn (Yale)
on 26 Jan 2006; 19:42 UT
Credential Certification: Dipankar Maitra (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subjects: Infra-Red, Binary, Black Hole, Neutron Star, Transient
We have been observing the putative near-infra-red counterpart of the
newly discovered X-ray transient XTE J1701-462 (ATEL #696, #702, #706,
#710), in I, J, H and K-bands, using the SMARTS 1.3m telescope and ANDICAM
instrument since Jan 21. As of Jan 26.36 UT, the magnitudes of the source
The lightcurves show significant variability (~0.8 mag in
I-band and ~0.6 mag in H-band). The variability appears to be correlated
among the bandpasses.
Although this source is outside the XRT error box, it nevertheless shows
characteristics appropriate for the counterpart of this X-ray source, in
particular reddened colors and day-to-day variability.
I, J, H, K lightcurve