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PTF10iya: A short-lived, luminous flare from the nuclear region of a star-forming galaxy

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We present the discovery and characterization of PTF10iya, a short-lived (Δt≈ 10d, with an optical decay rate of ∼0.3magd -1), luminous (mag) transient source found by the Palomar Transient Factory. The ultraviolet/optical spectral energy distribution is reasonably well fitted by a blackbody with T≈ (1-2) × 10 4K and peak bolometric luminosity L BB≈ (1-5) × 10 44ergs -1 (depending on the details of the extinction correction). A comparable amount of energy is radiated in the X-ray band that ap...

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Journal:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume:
420
Issue:
3
Pages:
2684-2699
Publication date:
2012-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
URN:
uuid:80a91937-722d-4cb0-8347-509d651dd454
Source identifiers:
316727
Local pid:
pubs:316727

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