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Special Notice #397: Bright Transient in Sco (PNV J17032620-3504140)

February 11, 2015: Patrick Schmeer (SPK, Bischmisheim, Germany) reports the announcement on the CBAT Transient Object Confirmation Page (TOCP) of the discovery of a bright transient in Sco on 2015 February 11.8367 UT at unfiltered CCD magnitude 8.2 by Tadashi Kojima (Gunma-ken, Japan) using a 150-mm f/2.8 lens + a digital camera. Kojima reports nothing is visible on a frame from the same camera on Feb. 10.827 UT.

The object was designated PNV J17032620-3504140 on the TOCP page. This information and any additional reports may be found on the TOCP follow-up page at: http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/unconf/followups/J17032620-3504140.html

Photometry and spectroscopy are requested to confirm the object and determine its nature.

Coordinates: R.A. 17 03 26.20 Decl. -35 04 14.0  (J2000.0)
A subsequent report gives position end figures 26.11s, 17.6" +/- 5" measured from Kojima's frame (Red plain); the image may be seen at http://www.oaa.gr.jp/~oaacs/image/PnovaSco.jpg

This object has been submitted to VSX. Once it is in VSX, charts may be created using the AAVSO Variable Star Plotter (VSP) at: http://www.aavso.org/vsp

Please report observations to the AAVSO International Database using the name PNV J17032620-3504140.

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

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