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ASASSN-17mt: classical Galactic nova (11 mag) in Vela

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ASASSN-17mt: classical Galactic nova (11 mag) in Vela

ASASSN-17mt (N)
https://www.aavso.org/vsx/index.php?view=detail.top&oid=545313

ASASSN-17mt 8:50:29.57 -47:45:28.5 2017-09-24.4 11.29
Galactic nova candidate, V~11.3
http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~assassin/transients.html

"ASAS-SN Discovery of a Possible Bright Galactic Nova ASASSN-17mt" (ATel #10772):
http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=10772

"Archival Data Spectral Energy Distribution and Variability of the ASASSN-17mt Transient" (ATel #10774):
http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=10774

"Multi-Band Photometry of a Bright Galactic Plane Transient ASASSN-17mt Supports the Nova Scenario" (ATel #10785):
http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=10785

"Spectroscopic confirmation of ASASSN-17mt as a classical nova in the optically thick (Fe curtain) stage" (ATel #10795):
http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=10795

Clear skies,
Patrick

Sebastian Otero
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Nova identification

It is also worth noting that since the outburst amplitude is too small, the progenitor may actually be a background star and not the 16.9 Vmag. star 2MASS J08502962-4745283.
There is a 18th mag. star 2" away that might be a better candidate. Or maybe none of them!
Accurate astrometry is encouraged.

Cheers,
Sebastian

weo
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Observations needed of nova ASASSN-17mt

AAVSO Alert Notice 606 reports on the nova in Vela discovered on September 24, and includes a multiwavelength observing campaign underway. Please see the notice for details and observing instructions.

Many thanks, and Good observing!

Elizabeth Waagen, AAVSO HQ

 

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