|Proposer||(37929) Peter Bealo (email@example.com) obscode: BPEC|
|Assigned To||(3663) Dirk Terrell|
|Date Submitted||Feb. 12, 2021|
Name: Peter Bealo
Target Name Right Ascension Declination Minimum Magnitude Maximum Magnitude Keep Proprietary Proposal
|Target||RA (H.HH)||Dec (D.DD)||Magnitude||Telescope||Observation Frequency||Expiration Date||Proprietary Term|
|V406 VUL||18.978197||22.65839||21.0–16.0||TMO61||daily||Aug. 12, 2021||No|
The TAC has approved this proposal.
Committed to TMO61
It seems that V0406 VUL is down near its quiescent at 20 mag or maybe less. So taking 40 min per run of telescope time is a waste, we just won't see it, especially with trailed images and stars painting more pixels.
How about changing filter use and exposure time with dual goals of A) spotting V0406 as soon as it begins its next outburst and B) Obtaining useful photometric data in the primary band, V, when it outbursts.
I'm thinking 4 ea 150 sec C filter exposures and 4 each 150 sec V exposures per observing run. This reduces observing time by half, increases chance of seeing V0406 near or at quiescence for monitoring purposes and produces data in the primary band while its as faint as possible. I'm also hoping that with less/no trailing we'd achieve more photons per pixel, thus increasing chance of capturing it as well. I guess the price paid is that we can't produce transformed data.
Comments on this proposal are closed.