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New Nova in Scorpius

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New Nova in Scorpius

Swift observed a new source in Scorpius, TCP J17154683-3128303, discovered in the optical at unfiltered CCD magnitude 10.1 on UT 2014 March 26, by Nishiyama and Kabashima. According to ATel 6015, "the mean X-ray spectrum can be best fit with an absorbed optically thin emission model." Most of the x-ray absorption is intrinsic to the source, which is consistent with an expanding nova shell. 

So, the second quarter of 2014 will begin with the story of another relatively bright nova.

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Mike Simonsen

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