MULTIWAVELENGTH OBSERVATIONS OF MASTER OT 075353.88+174907.6: A LIKELY SUPEROUTBURST OF A LONG PERIOD DWARF NOVA SYSTEM

A. S. Parikh, J. V. Hernández Santisteban, R. Wijnands, D. Page
2019 Revista mexicana de astronomía y astrofísica  
MASTER OT 075353.88+174907.6 was a blue optical transient reported by the MASTER-Net project on 2017 Oct 31. We carried out multiwavelength followup observations of this source during its 2017 outburst using Swift and RATIR. The source was found to be ∼>4.4 mag above its quiescent level during the peak of the outburst and the outburst lasted ∼>19 days. Our observations suggest that it was a superoutburst of a long period U Geminorum type dwarf nova system. The spectral energy distribution
more » ... distribution during the initial slow decay phase of the outburst was consistent with a disk-dominated spectrum (with spectral indices Γ≈1.5–2.3). Afterwards, the UV flux decreased slowlier than the optical and the spectral energy distribution was very steep with indices Γ≈3.7±0.7. This slow UV decay may be the emission from a cooling white dwarf heated during the outburst. No X-ray emission was detected from the source since it is likely located at a large distance >2.3 kpc.
doi:10.22201/ia.01851101p.2019.55.01.07 fatcat:cq4zutu2fvgujbkwegq7pktcgi