The continued optical to mid-IR evolution of V838 Monocerotis

  title={The continued optical to mid-IR evolution of V838 Monocerotis},
  author={Sarah R. Loebman and John P. Wisniewski and Sarah J. Schmidt and Adam F. Kowalski and Richard K. Barry and Karen S. Bjorkman and Heidi B. Hammel and Suzanne L. Hawley and Leslie Hebb and Mansi M. Kasliwal and David K. Lynch and R. W. Russell and Michael L. Sitko and Paula Szkody},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
The eruptive variable V838 Monocerotis gained notoriety in 2002 when it brightened nine magnitudes in a series of three outbursts and then rapidly evolved into an extremely cool supergiant. We present optical, near-IR, and mid-IR spectroscopic and photometric observations of V838 Monocerotis obtained between 2008 and 2012 at the Apache Point Observatory 3.5m, NASA IRTF 3m, and Gemini South 8m telescopes. We contemporaneously analyze the optical & IR spectroscopic properties of V838 Monocerotis… 

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