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Alert Notice 166: Nova in the Large Magellanic Cloud 1992 [N LMC 1992]

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AAVSO ALERT NOTICE 166 (November 13, 1992)

NOVA IN THE LARGE MAGELLANIC CLOUD 1992

William Liller, Vina del Mar, Chile, reports his photographic discovery, using PROBLICOM, of a nova in the Large Magellanic Cloud on November 11.21 UT at photovisual magnitude 10.7 (with Tech Pan film and a red filter). He confirmed its presence on four other photographs. The Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (IAU Circular 5651) reports that Paul Camilleri, Cobram, Victoria, Australia, also observed the nova. The Bureau also reports that spectroscopic confirmation obtained by M. Della Valle at European Southern Observatory indicates a nova at maximum.

The position of the nova (1950) is:

                RA = 05h 19.7m    Dec. = -68deg 57m

Observations of N LMC 92 include: Nov. 4.34 UT, < 15 photovisual, Liller; 11.21, 10.7 photovisual, Liller; 12.145, 10.5 visual, Liller; and 12.472,10.2 visual, Camilleri. Please use the accompanying AAVSO chart and its sequence and the sequence on the accompanying Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand chart of S Dor to observe 0519-69 N LMC 92 and report your observations to AAVSO Headquarters. When reporting, please indicate which chart and which comparison stars you are using. The answering machine (617-354-0484) is on nights and weekends for your convenience.

Congratulations to Bill on his latest discovery!

Janet Mattei, who is attending meetings in South America, and I thank you very much for your efforts and observations.

Good Observing!


Elizabeth O. Waagen
Senior Technical Assistant

files: N LMC 1992 b scale chart; RASNZ S Dor chart (#906)

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