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Possible Nova in Circinus

20 Jan 2018, 18:03 UTC
Possible Nova in Circinus
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Following the posting on the Central Bureau's Transient Object Confirmation Page about a possible Nova in Circinus (TOCP Designation: PNV J13532700-6725110) I performed some follow-up of this object through a TEL 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD from MPC Code Q62 (iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring). On images taken on January 20.6, 2018 I can confirm the presence of an optical counterpart with R-filtered CCD magnitude +8.09 & V-filtered CCD magnitude +8.33 at coordinates: R.A. = 13 53 27.57, Decl.= -67 25 01.0 (equinox 2000.0; Gaia DR1 catalogue reference stars for the astrometry). Below my confirmation image (single unfiltered 60-sec exposure through a 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD; MPC Code Q62). Click on the image for a bigger version: An animation showing a comparison between the confirmation image and the archive POSS2/UKSTU Red plate (1997-03-31). Click on the animation for a bigger version: by Ernesto Guido

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