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Nova Cen 2007

Special Notice #32: Possible Nova in Centaurus [V1065 Cen]

January 24, 2007

William Liller, Vina del Mar, Chile, reports his discovery of a possible nova; confirmation and spectra are needed. According to Bill, "its approximate magnitude is 8.2. It appears on two photos taken near Jan 23.354 UT with Kodak TP film, an orange filter and an 85mm lens. Nothing brighter than magnitude 11.5 was seen at this position on Jan 15.36. Nothing seen at this position on the Real Sky Digitized Southern Sky Survey."

Coordinates (from Liller): R.A. = 11h 43.2m Dec. = -58d 03' (2000)

Alert Notice 344: 1138-57 V1605 Cen = Nova Centauri 2007

January 26, 2007

Event: Nova in Centaurus

Discovered By: William Liller, Vina del Mar, Chile

Discovery Date: on films taken near Jan. 23.354 UT

Discovery Magnitude: approximately 8.2, on two Technical Pan films taken with an 85-mm focal length camera lens and an orange filter

Position: R.A. = 11h 43.2m Decl. = -58o 03' (equinox 2000.0) from Liller.

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