AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Proposal #5

Proposer (16401) Alberto Sadun (alberto.sadun@ucdenver.edu) obscode: SXAC
Assigned To(3663) Dirk Terrell
Date SubmittedJan. 17, 2013

I am seeking to obtain V, Rc, and Ic data on this blazar with the W30 telescope for the purpose of contributing to the multifrequency campaign of Swift, WEBT, and VERITAS (TeV collaboration). I need 360 second images (3-two minute exposures) in each of the three aforementioned filters approximately once per week for the entire season (through around July 1). (Included in the images are comparison stars that I will use to measure the magnitude of Mkn 501.) Such observations can be considered as low priority in the sense that they can be inserted as time permits.

I use MIRA Pro 7 UE software package to do the reduction as CCD aperture photometry. These data, together with others participating in this important campaign, would be published in the standard scientific journals in collaboration with colleagues at WEBT, Swift, and VERITAS. Naturally, the AAVSO would be gratefully acknowledged in any publication.

Target RA (H.HH) Dec (D.DD) Magnitude Telescope Observation Frequency Expiration Date Proprietary Term
Mkn 501 16.897833 39.76028 13.0–14.5 once per week July 1, 2013 1 Year


(3663) Dirk Terrell — Feb. 6, 2013, 10:01 a.m.

This one has been approved for W30 but I don't see it in the Telescope drop-down list.

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