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Alert Notice 298

            THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF VARIABLE STAR OBSERVERS
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                 AAVSO ALERT NOTICE 298 (October 28, 2002)

SUBJECT: 1741-23 NOVA SAGITTARII 2002 NO. 4 - POSSIBLE NOVA IN SAGITTARIUS

1741-23 NOVA SAGITTARII 2002 NO. 4

Event:  Possible Nova

Discovered By: V. Tabur, Wanniassa, Australian Capital Territory (IAUC No.
8001)

Discovery Magnitude: red magnitude 9.7 (unfiltered CCD image taken with a
100-mm telephoto lens and a 0.28-m reflector; IAUC No. 8001)

Discovery Date: on images taken October 25.44 and 25.48 UT (IAUC No. 8001)

R.A. (2000): 17h 47m 21s.74 Decl. (2000): -23o 28' 23".1  (IAUC No. 8001)

AAVSO Chart(s):  'b' scale chart

  for full 300 dpi images
    http://www.aavso.org/charts/SGR/N_SGR_02_4/N_SGR_02_4-B.JPG

  for web browser printable images
    http://www.aavso.org/cgi-bin/shrinkwrap.pl?path=/charts/SGR/N_SGR_02_4/N_SGR_02_4-B.JPG

Report Object to the AAVSO as: 1741-23 N SGR 02#4

Observations Reported to the AAVSO: October 27.0149 UT, 9.98 CCD broadband
V, W. Liller, Vina del Mar, Chile

Notes: See the full announcement in International Astronomical Union
Circular (IAUC) No. 8001

SUBMIT OBSERVATIONS TO THE AAVSO

We encourage observers to submit observations via our web site (online data
submission tool WebObs), or by email in AAVSO format to
observations@aavso.org. If you do not have AAVSO Observer Initials, please
contact Headquarters so we may assign them to you. The answering machine at
AAVSO Headquarters is on nights and weekends; use our charge-free number
(888-802-STAR = 888-802-7827) to report your observations, or report them
via fax (617-354-0665).

Many thanks for your valuable astronomical contributions and your efforts.

Good observing!

Janet A. Mattei
Director

Kerriann H. Malatesta
Technical Assistant



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