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Possible Nova in Sagittarius

23 Jan 2010, 19:15 UTC
Possible Nova in Sagittarius
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CBET circular No. 2140, issued on January 23, 2010, announces the discovery by John Seach (NSW, Australia) of a possible nova in Sagittarius (mag 8.5) on three 6-s CCD exposures (limiting mag 11) obtained on Jan. 20.22 UT with a Nikon D300 camera (+ 50-mm f/1.4 lens + orange filter). The object is located at (position provided by S. Kiyota):R.A. = 18h07m26s.79, Decl. -29d00'42".8 (equinox 2000.0)Follow-up observers on CBET are noting that nothing is visible at this position on a DSS image.No spectra have been reported at present.by Ernesto Guido

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