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Special Notice #41: Chart Available for N Oph 07 [V2615 Oph]

March 23, 2007

You can now retrieve a chart and sequence for the apparent nova in Ophiuchus [V2615 Oph] from:

obsolete link: []

2016 link:

enter N Oph 07 for the object name. When conditions permit, we will obtain an all-sky calibration for this field from Sonoita Research Observatory.

Arne Henden


Special Notice #40: Possible Nova in Oph [V2615 Oph]

March 21, 2007

As reported in CBET 900, Hideo Nishimura (Miyawaki, Kakegawa, Shizuoka-ken) and Yuji Nakamura (Kameyama, Mie, Japan) have discovered a possible new nova [V2615 Oph] around magnitude 10. The position is

17:42:44.00 -23:40:35.1 J2000

Naito and Narusawa at Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory obtained a low-resolution spectrogram that indicates this is an Fe-II type nova, with typical P-Cyg line profiles.

You can draw a chart of the region using the coordinates above and VSP:

Special Notice #39: V2467 Cyg [Nova Cyg 2007] [Correction]

March 19, 2007

This is a correction to Special Notice #38. I can't type.

Special Notice #37 announced the discovery of a possible nova [Nova Cyg 2007] in Cygnus by A. Tago (CBET 890). The coordinates are:

RA 20:28:12.52 DEC +41:48:36.5 J2000

Special Notice #38: V2467 Cyg [Nova Cyg 2007]

March 19, 2007

Special Notice #37 announced the discovery of a possible nova in Cygnus by A. Tago (CBET 890). The coordinates are:

RA 20:28:12.52 DEC +41:48:36.5 J2000

Special Notice #37: Possible Nova in Cygnus [V2467 Cyg]

March 16, 2007

A. Tago reports (CBET 890) the discovery of a possible nova [V2467 Cyg] from CCD exposures taken on March 15. The position, from Bisei Spaceguard Center images, is

RA 20:28:12.52 DEC +41:48:36.5 J2000

The brightness is about V=6.7, and the region has considerable nebulosity. We will be posting a VSP finding chart for this object in the next day or so; until then, estimate the brightness relative to nearby Tycho stars. Submit your observations as 9999+99 Nova Cyg 2007

Arne Henden

Special Notice #34: Another Nova in Sco - Nova Sco 2007 #2 [V1281 Sco]

February 21, 2007

IAU Circular No. 8810 (Daniel W. E. Green, ed.) announces the discovery of a possible nova in Scorpius; this object [V1281 Sco] is not to be confused with 1651-32 V1280 Sco (N Sco 2007, see AAVSO Alert Notice 346).

Coordinates provided by K. Itagaki, Yamagata, Japan:
R.A.= 16h 56m 59.35s, Decl. = -35o 21' 50.2" (2000.0)

Independent discoveries by:
- Yuji Nakamura, Kameyama, Mie, Japan, (via H. Yamaoka, Kyushu University)
<12.0 CCD, Feb. 14.8575 UT
9.3 CCD, Feb. 19.8593

Special Notice #33: V1280 Scorpii = Nova Scorpii 2007

February 7, 2007

IAUC 8803 announces a new nova in Scorpius, independently discovered by Y. Nakamura and Y. Sakurai. The position is

16:57:40.91 -32:20:36.4 J2000

and the unfiltered magnitude is about 8.3 (T. Krajci, 2007-02-06).

Spectra indicate blue color, no emission blueward of 540nm, but Halpha emission with P-Cyg profile.

Report observations to the AAVSO as: 9999+99 V1280 Sco. Please be sure to indicate what you used for comparison stars.

Thank you for your astronomical efforts and contributions!

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)

Special Notice #26: Possible Minor Outburst of 0324+43 GK Persei

December 15, 2006

Coordinates: 03:31:11.82 +43:54:16.8 (2000.0)

Recent observations of the old nova intermediate polar magnetic catclysmic variable GK Per (Nova Per 1901) show the star brighter than minimum. However, it is too early to tell if an outburst is underway.

Alert Notice 544: Nova Scorpii 2016 = PNV J17381927-3725077

June 13, 2016

Event: Nova in Scorpius

Discovered by: Hideo Nishimura (Kakegawa, Shizuoka-ken, Japan) (reported by S. Nakano, Sumoto, Japan, via CBET 4285)

Discovery magnitude: 12.4 unfiltered CCD on three 10-s CCD frames, using a 200-mm-f.l. f/3.2 lens with a Canon EOS 5D digital camera

Discovery date: 2016 June 10.629 UT
Coordinates (2000.0): R.A. 17 38 19.31  Dec. -37 25 08.7   (from VSX)


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