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Special Notice #55: Possible Nova in Vul [Nova Vul 2007, V458 Vul]

August 8, 2007

CBET 1027 reports that Hiroshi Abe has discovered a new bright nova [Nova Vul 2007, V458 Vul] around August 8, at coordinates

19:54:24.64 +20:52:51.9 J2000

and with brightness V=9.4mag. A possible progenitor star is visible on the POSS-I survey plates at about V=18.

This sounds like an ideal target for northern observers. You can plot the field using VSP:

obsolete link: [http://www.aavso.org/observing/charts/vsp/index.html]

2016 link: https://www.aavso.org/vsp

and entering the coordinates given above. This is about 7arcmin from SS Vul, a Mira that is not on the AAVSO program. We will create a sequence for the new nova as soon as possible.

Arne

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