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AAVSO Special Notice #80

Nova Puppis 2007 = V597 Pup (AAVSO 0812-33)
November 15, 2007

Further to AAVSO Alert Notice 362, the object designated Nova Puppis
2007 (Pereira, IAU Circular #8895) has been assigned the variable star 
name "V597 Pup" according to N.N. Samus, Institute of Astronomy, 
Russian Academy of Sciences (Samus et al., IAU Circular #8896).  Please 
use "V597 Pup" and/or the AAVSO designation "0812-33" when reporting 
observations to the AAVSO.

According to H. Naito and N. Tokimasa, Nishi-Harima Astronomical
Observatory, this object shows spectral signatures of an Fe II-type
nova, near maximum light (IAUC 8896).

This object is in a part of the constellation Puppis with known bright
variables (including RS Pup) in the field, and a set of relatively
bright comparison stars suitable for binocular observers are available
now.  Charts may be plotted using VSP:

http://www.aavso.org/observing/charts/vsp/index.html?pickname=Nova%20Puppis%202007

Finally, we note that AAVSO Alert Notice 362 omitted the citation (Pereira
et al., IAU Circular #8895, Daniel W.E. Green, editor) in the original
posting.  This has been corrected in the online version at
http://www.aavso.org/publications/alerts/alert362.shtml , and we regret
the omission.

This AAVSO Special Notice was prepared by Matthew Templeton.


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