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Nova or Flare star near Alp Cen

PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:46 am
by Ken Harrison
While testing a low res spectroscope last night I found an image of a 11 mag star which doesn't show on the UCAC4 catalogue.

RA: 14h37m27.98s
Dec: -60d53m08.5s

Close to UCAC4-146-159258 (Mag 11.3) and UCAC4-146-159279 (Mag 10.5)

(Nothing shown on DSS Images....)
Alp Cen FOV_01.png
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Re: Nova or Flare star near Alp Cen

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:20 pm
by Robin Leadbeater
Hi Ken,

A rather late reply but the fuzziness gives its true nature away. It is IRAS 14336-6040.
http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-i ... mit=submit
Faint in visual but very bright in the IR so looks out of focus due to chromatism of the camera lens.
(Select 2MASS in the SIMBAD image to see how it looks in IR)

Robin

Re: Nova or Flare star near Alp Cen

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:51 am
by Ken Harrison
Robin,
Thanks for the reply..
Yes, we'd concluded it must be IRAS 14336-6040.
I'm just pleased it was picked up in the trial image.