XMMSL1 J060636.2-694933: An XMM-Newton slew discovery and Swift/Magellan follow up of a new classical nova in the LMC

A. M. Read, R. D. Saxton, P. G. Jonker, E. Kuulkers, P. Esquej, G. Pojmanski, M. A P Torres, M. R. Goad, M. J. Freyberg, M. Modjaz

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    Aims. In order to discover new X-ray transients, the data taken by XMM-Newton as it slews between targets are being processed and cross-correlated with other X-ray observations.Methods. A bright source, XMMSL1 J060636.2-694933, was detected on 18 July 2006 at a position where no previous X-ray source had been seen. The XMM-Newton slew data, plus follow-up dedicated XMM-Newton and Swift observations, plus optical data acquired with the Magellan Clay telescope, and archival All-Sky Automated Survey (ASAS) data were used to classify the new object, and to investigate its properties.Results. No XMM-Newton slew X-ray counts are detected above 1 keV and the source is seen to be over five hundred times brighter than the ROSAT All-Sky Survey upper limit at that position. The line-rich optical spectrum acquired with the Magellan telescope allows the object to be classified as an A auroral phase nova, and the soft X-ray spectrum indicates that the nova was in a super-soft source state in the X-ray decline seen in the follow-up X-ray observations. The archival ASAS data suggests that the nova at onset (Oct 2005) was a "very fast" nova, and an estimate of its distance is consistent with the nova being situated within the LMC.Conclusions. With the discovery presented here of a new classical nova in the LMC, it is clear that XMM-Newton slew data are continuing to offer a powerful opportunity to find new X-ray transient objects.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1309-1317
    Number of pages9
    JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
    Volume506
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 2 2009

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    Keywords

    • Stars: individual: XMMSL1 J060636.2-694933
    • Stars: novae, cataclysmic variables
    • Surveys
    • X-rays: general

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    • Space and Planetary Science

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    Read, A. M., Saxton, R. D., Jonker, P. G., Kuulkers, E., Esquej, P., Pojmanski, G., ... Modjaz, M. (2009). XMMSL1 J060636.2-694933: An XMM-Newton slew discovery and Swift/Magellan follow up of a new classical nova in the LMC. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 506(3), 1309-1317. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912082

    XMMSL1 J060636.2-694933 : An XMM-Newton slew discovery and Swift/Magellan follow up of a new classical nova in the LMC. / Read, A. M.; Saxton, R. D.; Jonker, P. G.; Kuulkers, E.; Esquej, P.; Pojmanski, G.; Torres, M. A P; Goad, M. R.; Freyberg, M. J.; Modjaz, M.

    In: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 506, No. 3, 02.11.2009, p. 1309-1317.

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    Read, AM, Saxton, RD, Jonker, PG, Kuulkers, E, Esquej, P, Pojmanski, G, Torres, MAP, Goad, MR, Freyberg, MJ & Modjaz, M 2009, 'XMMSL1 J060636.2-694933: An XMM-Newton slew discovery and Swift/Magellan follow up of a new classical nova in the LMC', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 506, no. 3, pp. 1309-1317. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912082
    Read, A. M. ; Saxton, R. D. ; Jonker, P. G. ; Kuulkers, E. ; Esquej, P. ; Pojmanski, G. ; Torres, M. A P ; Goad, M. R. ; Freyberg, M. J. ; Modjaz, M. / XMMSL1 J060636.2-694933 : An XMM-Newton slew discovery and Swift/Magellan follow up of a new classical nova in the LMC. In: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2009 ; Vol. 506, No. 3. pp. 1309-1317.
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