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Special Notice #289: Bright possible nova in Sagittarius = PNV J18202726-2744263

July 7, 2012:  A new, bright (V and unfiltered magnitudes 7-8) object has been independently discovered in Sagittarius by at least four observers. The IAU CBAT TOCP page identifies the object as PNV J18202726-2744263 and gives the earliest report (Koichi Nishiyama and Fujio Kabashima) date and time of 2012 July 07.4986 UT and their magnitude 7.8 unfiltered CCD.

Coordinates: 18 20 27.26 -27 44 26.3  (2000.0)

This object has been accepted in VSX. Charts may be created using the AAVSO International Variable Star Plotter (http://www.aavso.org/vsp) and the name PNV J18202726-2744263.

Please submit observations to the AAVSO International Database using the name PNV J18202726-2744263.
 

This AAVSO Special Notice was compiled by Elizabeth O. Waagen.

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