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Special Notice #21: Possible New Object In Tau

October 26, 2006

Dan Green has asked for confirmation of a new object reported to the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams by astronomers at Crni Vrh Observatory of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Here are details:

position (2000): R.A. 03:29:12.26 Dec. +12:50:17.6 (Taurus)

magnitude: ~R magnitude ~14.9 (unfiltered CCD, approx. R magnitude)

date: Oct. 20.0 UT (4 images taken with 60-cm instrument)

The astronomers report nothing was seen on PSS, 2MASS, or their archive images going back 2 years (archive images limit ~R ~18.5). Dan Green found nothing using CBAT's variable search software. Dr. Matthew Templeton, AAVSO HQ, reports nothing variable matching those coordinates was found in ASAS, SIMBAD, or the most recent Name Lists.

If your conditions and equipment permit, please check this location and report your findings as soon as possible to aavso@aavso.org. If you have a positive observation of this object, please cc your findings to dgreen@cfa.harvard.edu.

Designation and name to use: 0323+12 VAR? TAU

Many thanks!

This special notice was compiled by: Elizabeth O. Waagen

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