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Possible Nova in Sco - PNV J17335943-3606216

3 Jun 2013, 18:40 UTC
Possible Nova in Sco - PNV J17335943-3606216
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Following the posting on the Central Bureau's Transient Object Confirmation Page about a possible Nova in Sco (TOCP Designation: PNV J17335943-3606216) we performed some follow-up of this object remotely through the 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer of iTelescope network (MPC Code Q62 - Siding Spring, AU).On our images taken on June 03.7, 2013 we can confirm the presence of an optical counterpart with unfiltered CCD magnitude 11.5 at coordinates:R.A. = 17 33 59.44, Decl.= -36 06 20.7(equinox 2000.0; UCAC-3 catalogue reference stars).Our annotated confirmation image (click on it for a bigger version). North is up, East is to the left: An animation showing a comparison between our confirmation image and the archive POSS2/UKSTU plate (R Filter - 1996). Click here or on the thumbnail for a bigger version:by Ernesto Guido & Nick Howes

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