Special Notice #274: Variable Object in Centaurus = TCP J14250600-5845360
April 5, 2012: John Seach (Chatsworth Island, NSW, Australia) reports his discovery of a variable object in Centaurus on 2012 Apr. 4.765 UT at magnitude 10.8 (6 images (limiting magnitude 11.5) obtained using a DSLR with 50-mm f/1.0 lens).
Seach reports no comet or minor planet was visible at the position, and nothing was seen down to magnitude 11.5 on his survey image taken 2012 Apr. 3.728 UT.
Coordinates: RA 14 25 06 Dec -58 45 36 (2000.0)
The object has been posted to the IAU CBAT TOCP page and given the identifier TCP J14250600-5845360.
According to Dr. Matthew Templeton (AAVSO), Seach's position is two arcseconds from USNO-A2.0 0300-21196423 (RA 14:25:06.126 Dec -58:45:33.90, V=15.0:).
No spectroscopy has been reported to date.
Other observations include: Apr. 5.538 UT, 9.8 (Seach); 5.5438, 9.9 unfiltered (appears reddened, R. Kaufman, Bright, Vic, Australia, via TOCP); 05.747, 9.3 (Seach, via TOCP).
Charts may be created using the AAVSO International Variable Star Plotter (VSP) at http://www.aavso.org/vsp.
Observations should be reported to the AAVSO as TCP J14250600-5845360.
Congratulations to John Seach on his latest discovery!
This AAVSO Special Notice was compiled by Elizabeth O. Waagen.
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Last Updated: April 6, 2012 - 11:06am