Assassin Picture of the Week

2013 September 8

AAVSO Observations of Cataclysmic Variable ASASSN-13ck

Besides supernovae, ASAS-SN finds many other kinds of transients. Among them there is a good number of cataclysmic variables, including rather dramatic ASASSN-13ax. Recently, ASASSN-13ck has been discovered by ASAS-SN on Aug. 29 as a very strong, nearly 8 mag outburst, making it a likely candidate for a WZ Sge-type dwarf nova. As you can see from the figure above, since our discovery ASASSN-13ck has been observed intensely by American Association of Variable Star Observers, and the transient is still ongoing.

Back to ASAS-SN page.

See previous APOWs:

Two ASAS-SN Supernovae in One Day!

It is Good to be Lucky!

Extreme M-dwarf Flare Observed by ASAS-SN;

Neptune Discovered!

Multiband photometric follow-up of ASASSN-13aw (SN 2013dr);

"Assassin" Unit 1: Brutus;

How ASAS-SN Discovers Supernovae: Case of Supernova ASASSN-13bb;

NGC 2617: Dramatic Seyfert Type Change;

ASASSN-13/SN 2013da: Our First Supernova Three Weeks Later;

M31 and Companions;

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