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AAVSO Special Notice #3 (January 27, 2006)

Possible New Nova/Dwarf Nova In Hya

Grzegorz Pojmanski, Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory,
reports on a possible new nova or dwarf nova discovered by the
ASAS3V instrument. The previously unobserved object was first
detected by ASAS3V at RA = 10h 22m 22s DEC = -15d 42'.4
(assumed J2000) on Jan 26.245 UT at magnitude 12.219 in V.

Complete ASAS-3 CCD V observations of the new object:
Jan 23.260  <14
Jan 26.245   12.219   Err: 0.047
Jan 27.346   12.476   Err: 0.084
Jan 27.349   12.492   Err: 0.076
Jan 27.352   12.469   Err: 0.084

Pojmanski reports that one star is located close to this position
in the USNOB catalog:
#          id|           RA|          DEC|    B1|    R1|    B2|    R2|    I2|
0742-0227702 10:25:22.2433 -15:42:22.030  19.32  18.95  19.12  19.10  18.75

ASAS3V light curve and images can be found at the following URL:
http://www.astrouw.edu.pl/cgi-asas/asas_disc/102522-1542.4,3755

Visual and CCD confirmation is needed. Please observe and
report your observations to the AAVSO as soon as possible as:

1020-15  ASAS102515

This special notice was compiled by: A. Price.
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