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Alert Notice 396: Nova in Centaurus

May 15, 2009
 

Event: Nova in Centaurus

Discovered By: G. Pojmanski, D. Szczygiel, and B. Pilecki (Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory)

Discovery Date: 2009 May 08.235 UT

Discovery Magnitude: m=8.235 (ASAS V)

Position: RA = 13h 31m 15.76s , Dec = -63d 57m 38.5s (from L. Elenin, Moscow, Russia, using the Tzec Maun-Pingelly 0.15-m refractor near Perth, Australia)

Charts: Finder charts for this object may be plotted by entering "VSX J133115.7-635738" into VSP at the following URL:
http://www.aavso.org/vsp

Notes: Please see AAVSO Special Notices #156 and #158 for further information on the discovery observations of this object. The object was confirmed as a nova in IAUC #9043 (D.W.E. Green, editor). Spectroscopic observations by A. Pigulski (Astronomical Institute, Wroclaw University) confirmed the presence of broad hydrogen lines consistent with a nova. The object has been formally designated as V1213 Cen by E.Z. Kazarovets and N. Samus of the GCVS.

Observations of this nova are strongly encouraged. Please submit data promptly to the AAVSO using the name "V1213 CEN".

Congratulations to G. Pojmanski, D. Szczygiel, and B. Pilecki for their discovery.

Clear skies, and good observing,

M. Templeton
AAVSO

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