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Special Notice #106; Nova Sgr 2008 brightening [V5579 Sgr]

April 23, 2008

According to reports, Nova Sgr 2008 [V5579 Sgr] continues to brighten, with the last measurements from Alexandre Amorim indicating about V=6.5 on 20080423.0993.

Luckily, many AAVSO program stars are in Saggitarius, and if you use a B-scale or larger field with VSP, you will find many sequence stars from which to choose. Keep watching this nova as it brightens; few professional telescopes can observe this bright, while with a pair of binoculars it is an easy target.  We will be uploading a BVRI calibration in a few days, in plenty of time to follow the decline.

You can report your data through Webobs with Nova Sgr 2008, VSX J180558.8-271356, or 000-BFT-220. Any one of the three will work.  Good luck and clear skies!

Arne Henden
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