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AAVSO Special Notice #7

Possible Nova in Sgr (February 18, 2006)

William Liller (Vina del Mar Chile)
reports a possible nova at 17:58.9 -36:48 J2000.
Its approximate magnitude is 9.0, and was seen on
three photos taken near Feb. 17.37UT.  Bill Allen(NZ)
has taken B and V images that confirm the new object.
Inspection of the DSS2 images of this region do not show
any bright precursor; any possible faint precursor will
require careful astrometry in this crowded field.

Mati Morel has derived a sequence from V=5.7 to V=12.9
based on Tycho2 and ASAS; this will be posted shortly,
along with more details.

This special notice was compiled by: A. Henden

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