OTN Ep #008: MAXI J1820+070 and TCP J04432130+4721280 (Nova V392 Per)

We share a report of the black hole candidate MAXI J1820+070.  Observations of the source in the X-ray band have tracked its variability – in particular, its QPO (that’s, quasi-periodic oscillations) and found that the frequency is increasing with time, exponentially increasing with time. This is reported  in ATel 11578.   We also share reports of a bright optical nova V392 Per, discovered on April 29th — almost , but not quite so bright you can see it with your naked eye on a dark night, described in ATel 11588. Soon after discovery, another report arrived, in ATel 11590, describing that a new gamma-ray source had appeared at the location of Nova V392 Per.

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 11578  Exponential increase in X-ray QPO frequency with time in MAXI J1820+070
  • ATEL 11588  Optical Spectroscopy of TCP J04432130+4721280  (V392 Per) Confirms a Nova Eruption
  • ATEL 11590  Bright gamma-ray emission from TCP J04432130+4721280 (V392 Per) detected by Fermi-LAT

From neutron stars, to black holes, to tidal disruption events, to gravitational wave sources, to neutrinos, to cosmic rays: Out There Now shares the latest, most eye-catching astronomy and astrophysics research results with you.

Special thanks to Douglas Buisson, R. M. Wagner,Kwan-Lok Liand Mona Eltahawy. 

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