A luminous, fast rising UV-transient discovered by rotse: a tidal disruption event?
We present follow-up observations of an optical transient (OT) discovered by ROTSE on 2009 January 21. Photometric monitoring was carried out with ROTSE-IIIb in the optical and Swift in the UV up to +70 days after discovery. The light curve showed a fast rise time of ∼10 days followed by a steep decline over the next 60 days, which was much faster than that implied by ⁵⁶Ni-⁵⁶Co radioactive decay. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 10 database contains a faint, red object at the position...[Show more]
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|Source:||The Astrophysical Journal|
|Vinko et al A Luminous Fast Rising UV-Transient 2015.pdf||1.31 MB||Adobe PDF|
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