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Proposal Information for 2013A-0520


PI: Peter Maksym, University of Alabama, wpmaksym@bama.ua.edu
Address: Department of Physics and Astronomy, 206 Gallalee Hall, Box 870324, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487-0324, USA

CoI: Renato Dupke, Observatorio Nacional (ON/MCT)
CoI: Melville Ulmer, Northwestern University
CoI: Jimmy Irwin, University of Alabama
CoI: Luis Ho, Carnegie Institution of Washington (Carnegie Obs.)
CoI: Kathy Roth, Gemini Observatory
CoI: Christophe Adami, Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence

Title: A Candidate Tidal Disruption Flare in Abell 1795

Abstract: We have discovered a strong, long-duration X-ray flare associated with a galaxy in the direction of the cluster of galaxies Abell 1795, z 0.06. We request an observation to obtain a spectrum of the galaxy sufficient to determine if it is a cluster member and a dwarf galaxy, or a line-of sight galaxy, in which case it may be an AGN. This flare is one of the best-sampled X-ray tidal disruption flare candidates and may indicate an unusually low-mass galaxy hosting a massive black hole.


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