|Proposer||(4593) David Dowhos (email@example.com) obscode: DDJ|
|Assigned To||(3663) Dirk Terrell|
|Date Submitted||Sept. 13, 2018|
Requester: David J Dowhos
I am interested in participating in Monitoring of LPVs for Maser Study as described in AAVSO'sAlert Notice 645 which states July 31, 2018: Michael Stroh (Ph.D. candidate, University of New Mexico) requests AAVSO assistance in monitoring 20 LPVs in support of a VLA campaign studying SiO masers. AAVSO monitoring begins now and goes through October 2019.
Stroh writes: "We have an approved Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) monitoring campaign beginning in October of 2018 lasting for one year and observations from AAVSO would be invaluable. In particular, we believe that the strengths of the SiO maser lines we observe at 43 GHz in the radio are correlated with the phase of the stars in our sample and may allow us to probe the density in the stellar envelopes. Our VLA observations will likely occur about once every 3 weeks, thus AAVSO sampling of targets ranging from 2 to 4 weeks will guide our interpretation of the radio observations.
"We selected our stars based on previous SiO observations of these sources but we also tried to select some that already had a history of good AAVSO coverage. These stars were previously observed as part of the Bulge Asymmetries and Dynamical Evolution survey and more information can be found at www.phys.unm.edu/~baade/index.html. All stars are also in the International Variable Star Index [VSX].
My data would be of great use for this study of SiO maser lines for educational research purposes.
My proposal includes the observing of 12 LPV's using the Stein telescope in New Mexico ( 32:54:43.7N / 105:31:28.7 W ) using the photometric V filter in order to process the digital images via VPHOT.
Images to be uploaded to VPHOT
Exposure time for each image to be 30 seconds
Imaging to begin in October 2018 and end Nov 15 2018
Images to be taken of each star of the 12 stars approximately every 2 weeks for a total of 4 sessions or 48 total images.
Photometric V filter to be used on all images.
Each Star Chart has comparison stars for all 12 targets.
Epoch 2000 is used for all target positions
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Committed to NM - Mike
Dave has requested a change to a seven day cadence.
User requested adding a B filter observation to W Cep
Comments on this proposal are closed.