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Possible Nova in Sgr - J17522579-2126215

27 Jun 2012, 09:45 UTC
Possible Nova in Sgr - J17522579-2126215
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Following the posting on the Central Bureau's Transient Object Confirmation Page about a possible Nova in Sgr (TOCP Designation: J17522579-2126215) we performed some follow-up of this object remotely through the 0.10-m f/5 reflector + CCD of ITelescope network (MPC Code - H06). On our images taken on June 27.3, 2012 we can confirm the presence of an optical counterpart with R-filtered CCD magnitude 8.9 at coordinates:R.A. = 17 52 25.79, Decl.= -21 26 21.6(equinox 2000.0; CMC-14 catalogue reference stars). Our annotated confirmation image. Click on it for a bigger version: An animation showing a comparison between our confirmation image andthe archive POSS2/UKSTU plate (R Filter - 1996). Click on the thumbnail below: by Ernesto Guido, Giovanni Sostero & Nick Howes

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