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AAVSO Alert Notice 396

Nova in Centaurus
May 15, 2009

Event: Nova in Centaurus

Discovered By: G. Pojmanski, D. Szczygiel, and B. Pilecki (Warsaw
	University Astronomical Observatory)

Discovery Date: 2009 May 08.235

Discovery Magnitude: m=8.235 (ASAS V)

Position: RA = 13h 31m 15.76s , Dec = -63d 57m 38.5s (from L. Elenin,
	Moscow, Russia, using the Tzec Maun-Pingelly 0.15-m refractor
	near Perth, Australia)

Charts: Finder charts for this object may be plotted by entering
	"VSX J133115.7-635738" into VSP at the following URL:
	http://www.aavso.org/observing/charts/vsp

Notes: Please see AAVSO Special Notices #156 and #158 for further
information on the discovery observations of this object.  The
object was confirmed as a nova in IAUC #9043 (D.W.E. Green,
editor).  Spectroscopic observations by A. Pigulski (Astronomical
Institute, Wroclaw University) confirmed the presence of broad
hydrogen lines consistent with a nova.  The object has been formally
designated as V1213 Cen by E.Z. Kazarovets and N. Samus of the GCVS.

Observations of this nova are strongly encouraged.  Please submit data
promptly to the AAVSO using the name "V1213 CEN".

Congratulations to G. Pojmanski, D. Szczygiel, and B. Pilecki for 
their discovery.

Clear skies, and good observing,

M. Templeton
AAVSO

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