Assassin Picture of the Week

2014 January 18

Our Latest Paper, in Video Form

This week's "picture" is actually a video, describing the latest paper submitted by the ASAS-SN team about an ASAS-SN discovery. The paper, titled "Discovery and Observations of ASASSN-13db, an EXor Accretion Event on a Low-Mass T Tauri Star," was lead by first-year OSU Astronomy graduate student Tom Holoien and presents our findings on ASASSN-13db, one of our discoveries from 2013.

In the video above Tom describes ASASSN-13db, an accretion event on a T Tauri star that we discovered in September 2013. Follow-up observations of the transient showed that it had a very unique spectrum dominated by emission lines, characteristic of a class of episodic accretion events called "EXors." Further investigation revealed other similarities between ASASSN-13db and EXors, leading us to conclude that ASASSN-13db was also an EXor event. However, the number of known EXors is small, and ASASSN-13db appears to be much less massive and luminous than is typical for these objects, making it a particularly interesting object for further study.

The full text of the paper can be found on ADS here.

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Back to ASAS-SN page.

See previous APOWs:

Host Galaxies of ASAS-SN Supernovae

Back in Real-Time Discovery Business!

We Have a Logo!

Active (Some Less, Some More) Galactic Nuclei with ASAS-SN

Brutus is EXPANDING!

Swift Ultraviolet and Optical Follow-Up of ASASSN-13dl, Our Latest Supernova

Dramatic AGN Outburst in NGC 2617

M81 and Friends

Two ASAS-SN Views of Orion Nebula

AAVSO Observations of Cataclysmic Variable ASASSN-13ck

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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