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V459 Vul

AAVSO Special Notice #85: Possible Nova in Vul [V459 Vul]

December 26, 2007: The CBET Unconfirmed Observation page at http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/unconf/cbat_unconf.html

has listed a new object in Vulpeculae [V459 Vul] at

19:48:08.8  +21:15:23 J2000

The discovery magnitude on December 25.354 was 8.7; the discoverer is not listed.  No minor planets are visible in this field according to the minor-planet checker.

Alert Notice 364: Nova Vulpeculae 2007 No. 2 = V459 Vul

December 26, 2007

Event: Nova

Discovered Independently By:
- Hiroshi Kaneda, Sapporo, Japan (reported by S. Nakano, Sumoto, Japan)
- Akihiko Tago, Japan (reported by Nakano)

Discovery Magnitude:
- Kaneda: CCD magnitude 8.7, through thin clouds and using a Nikon D40 digital camera (+105-mm f/2.5 lens), 3 frames
- Tago: CCD magnitude 8.3, using a Canon 20D digital camera (+ Pentax 105-mm f/3.2 lens), 2 frames

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