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			AAVSO ALERT NOTICE 164 (October 15, 1992)


1817-23 NOVA SAGITTARII 1992 NO. 3

We have been informed by the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (IAU
Circular 5634) and AAVSO member Danie Overbeek of the photographic discovery
of a nova by Paul Camilleri, Cobram, Victoria, Australia, on October 13.40 UT
at photovisual magnitude 9.0.  Robert McNaught, Anglo-Australian Observatory,
confirmed the presence of the nova and gives the following precise position
(1950):

			R.A. 18h 20m 39.43s   Dec. -23deg 01' 05.5"

The object is very close to SAO 186756 (R.A. 18h 20m 33s, Dec. -23deg 04' 21").

Observations of N Sgr 92#3 include:

Sep 	29.41 UT, 	<12 photovisual, P. Camilleri
Oct 	13.40, 		9.0 photovisual, P. Camilleri
	14.41, 		8.5 photovisual, P. Camilleri
	14.71, 		8.3 visual, D. Overbeek, Edenvale, South Africa

Please use the accompanying chart from the AAVSO Variable Star Atlas to
observe the nova. The star marked 'a' on the chart is SAO 186715, magnitude
7.7 (R.A. 18h 19m 01s, Dec. -22o 56' 47"). Star 'b' is SAO 186756, magnitude
8.6.  If you use either of these two stars, be sure to indicate so on your
monthly report, as we will need this information if the magnitude of either
star is revised.

Please report your observations to AAVSO Headquarters. The answering machine
(617-354-0484) is on nights and weekends for your convenience.

Congratulations to Paul on his latest discovery!


Thank you very much for your astronomical contributions.

Good observing!

Janet A. Mattei
Director

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