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Alert Notice 296

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                AAVSO ALERT NOTICE 296 (September 16, 2002)


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SUBJECT: 1756-25 NOVA SAGITTARII 2002 NO. 2 - POSSIBLE NOVA IN SAGITTARIUS

1756-25 NOVA SAGITTARII 2002 NO. 2

Event: Possible nova

Discovered By: William Liller, Vina del Mar, Chile

Discovery Magnitude: 8.5: photovisual (80-mm f/1.4 camera lens, orange
filter, and Kodak TP film; magnitude uncertain due to nearby moon)

Discovery Date: The 8.5: object appears on photographs taken on Sept
15.1102, 15.1227, and 15.1241 UT

R.A. (2000): 18h 02m 22s.07 +/- 0s.15
Decl. (2000): -25o 20' 30".4 +/- 1".5  (IAUC No. 7971)

AAVSO Chart(s): 'c' scale chart available at
http://www.aavso.org/charts/catalog/SGR/V4742_SGR/

Report Object to the AAVSO as: 1756-25 N SGR 02#2

Observations Reported to the AAVSO: September 16.007 UT, 8.13 CCDV, W.
Liller, Vina del Mar, Chile; 16.082, 8.0, R. King, Duluth, MN; 16.177, 8.1,
C. Puig, Santa Clara, CA (via IAUC No. 7971); 16.3035, 8.0, J. Bedient,
Honolulu, HI; 16.391, 7.9, M. Linnolt, Honolulu, HI

Spectra: Spectra taken by Liller reveal emission lines (he is still working
on the reduction)

Notes: For more information, see the announcement in International
Astronomical Union Circular (IAUC) No. 7971


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Many thanks for your valuable astronomical contributions and your efforts.

Good observing!

Kerriann H. Malatesta
Technical Assistant

On behalf of
Janet A. Mattei
Director

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