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  A remarkable large, fast transient in the spectrum of DN Tau  2012-12-09 

 

Three consecutive Star Analyser spectra of DN Tau (each an average of 30 x 20 second exposures) taken on 9th December 2012 between 20:28 and 21:22 UT show significant changes in the shape of the continuum. Note the lack of variation in the comparison star GSC 01829-00018 in the same field.   See here for a description of the measurement and data reduction procedures

 

 

Although noisy, the 88 individual 20 second exposure spectra clearly track a rapid rise in flux over just 6 minutes, most pronounced at the blue end where at 4500A the flux increases by ~300%

A plot of the integrated flux over the wavelength range 4000-7500A shows a rapid increase in total flux of  ~130% over 6 minutes followed by a rapid partial recovery over the next 6 minutes, slowing and reaching a level ~20% above the initial level after a further 40 minutes

 


 


 


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