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Alert Notice 330: Nova LMC 2005 - Nova in the Large Magellanic Cloud

November 30, 2005

SUBJECT: Nova LMC 2005 - Nova in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Object: 0511-69 N LMC 05

Discovered By: William Liller, Vina del Mar, Chile

Discovery Magnitude: 11.5 V (Tech Pan film, unfiltered, using a 0.2-m Schmidt camera)

Discovery Date: November 26.164 UT

Position: Peter Nelson, Ellinbank, Victoria, Australia, forwards the following position measured from a CCD image taken by him on November 27.5833 UT:
R.A. = 05h 10m 32.68s (2000.0)
Decl. = -69o 12' 35.7" (2000.0)
Please note that this position is not the one given by B. Allen in IAU Circular 8635; that position is incorrect.

Spectra: A low-resolution spectrogram taken Nov. 28.28 UT by F. M. Walter, Stony Brook University, A. Pasten, Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory (CTIO), and H. E. Bond, Space Telescope Science Institute, using the SMARTS/CTIO 1.5-m telescope (+ RC spectrograph), indicates a classical nova near maximum (IAU Circular 8635, ed. D.W.E. Green).

Chart: A chart (approximately 18x13 arcminutes) made by Mati Morel and revised by E. Waagen, AAVSO, is available at [obsolete link; create charts using VSP at]

Report Object to the AAVSO as: 0511-69 N LMC 05

Observations Reported to the AAVSO:

Nov. 22.065 UT, 12.8: V, W. Liller, Vina del Mar, Chile (Tech Pan film, no filter);
27.41, 12.6 CCDV, B. Allen, Blenheim, New Zealand (IAU Circular 8635);
27.5292, 13:, R. Axelsen, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia;
27.576, 12.8, A. Pearce, Nedlands, W. Australia;
27.5833, 12.90 CCDV, P. Nelson, Ellinbank, Victoria, Australia;
27.5833, 13.55 CCDB, Nelson;
29.066, 12.70 CCD, Liller;
29.086, 12.7 V, Liller (Tech Pan film, no filter, two photos). 

a. Liller notes nothing was seen at this position down to magnitude 13 on earlier images through November 20.

Congratulations to Bill on his latest discovery!

Many thanks for your valuable astronomical contributions and your efforts.

Good observing!

Elizabeth O. Waagen
Senior Technical Assistant



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