OTN Ep #005: The Bit Character Returns: MAXI J1820+070

On today’s podcast, we bring back a past bit character.   You know what this is, don’t you?  When a show suddenly – around episode 5 or so –  turns around, and focuses in on what you thought was a bit character introduced back in episode 2 for five minutes? Somebody you could forget, because you’ll never see them again?  Somebody who didn’t matter to the main plotline to the show.   We intend to do this a lot on this podcast, to return to an object you may have heard about, then forgotten.

So here, we do just that: we return to something which you thought might be a bit character.  We share 3 reports — the entire show — on one specific object which made a short appearance in a previous show: MAXI J1820+070.  Observations are taken with the Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Plain of Chile; near Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; in Russia,with the RATAN 600m radio telescope; and in New Mexico, with The Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) Low-band Ionosphere and Transient Experiment (VLITE) in the radio band.

After the show, we invite you to examine the results even further at our website; and join the discussion online at Twitter using #OutThereNow.

In this podcast:

  • ATel 11533, A bright mid-infrared excess in MAXI J1820+070
  • ATel 11539, The 30-day monitoring of MAXI J1820+070 at 4.7 GHz
  • ATel 11540, VLITE meter-wavelength detection of MAXI J1820+070 at 339 MHz

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