IRTF Data Archive Program Information

# # Program information file # PROGRAM_ID 2022B984 PROGRAM_TITLE Nuclear Transient ASASSN-14ko PROGRAM_INV1 Anna Payne PROGRAM_INV2 PROGRAM_INV3 PROGRAM_INV4 PROGRAM_INV5 PROGRAM_SCICAT extra-galactic PROGRAM_ABSTRACT_BEG We recently discovered that ASASSN-14ko is a periodically flaring transient in the nucleus of AGN ESO253-G003 that undergoes periodic UV/Optical flares every 114 days in which, surprisingly, the X-ray emission fades. The next flare will peak on MJD 59854.93, corresponding to UT 2022-Oct-2.43. We propose to use SpeX/MORIS to investigate ASASSN-14ko's infrared properties and evolution. PROGRAM_ABSTRACT_END