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Possible Nova in Ophiuchus

18 Jan 2010, 19:38 UTC
Possible Nova in Ophiuchus
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CBET circular No. 2128, issued on January 16, 2010, announces the discovery by Hideo Nishimura (Japan) of a possible nova (mag 8.4) on two 13-s frames taken on Jan. 15.857 UT with a Canon EOS 5D Digital Camera (+ Minolta 120-mm f/3.5 lens). The object is located at:R.A. = 17h39m41s, Decl. = -21d39'47" (equinox 2000.0)According to K. Kadota nothing is visible at this position on a red Digitized Sky Survey image from 1997 (limiting mag estimated to be 20 by S.Nakano).This is the confirmation image of this outbursting object taken by K. Itagaki: (Credit: K. Itagaki, Japan)click here for a bigger version: http://bit.ly/6hSubINo spectra have been reported.by Ernesto Guido

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