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OGLE-2018-NOVA-01: a recurrent nova (11.5 mag) in the LMC (ATel #11384)

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OGLE-2018-NOVA-01: a recurrent nova (11.5 mag) in the LMC (ATel #11384)

P. Mroz, A. Udalski (Warsaw University Observatory), on behalf of the OGLE team:
"OGLE-2018-NOVA-01: a Classical (Recurrent) Nova Candidate in the Large Magellanic Cloud" (ATel #11384)
http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=11384

"The nova is located at (RA, DEC) = (05:13:32.71, -68:38:00.4) J2000.0. It was discovered in the image acquired on 2018 Feb 27.07770 UT at an I-band magnitude of 11.5."
"The progenitor was clearly visible in the OGLE images. It had the mean magnitude of I = 19.73 mag and color (V-I) = 0.57 mag. It showed eclipsing-like variability with a period of 2.84995 +/- 0.00003 d.
The star is located 15 arcsec from the reported position of Nova LMC 1996, within the uncertainty of the Nova LMC 1996 position. It is probably the second recorded eruption of this object."

Finding charts can be found here:
http://ogle.astrouw.edu.pl/cont/4_main/var/OGLE-2018-NOVA-01.pdf

Clear skies,
Patrick

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Recurrent Nova LMC 1996: eruption still ongoing

Nova LMC 1996 = OGLE-2018-NOVA-01 (NR+E)
https://www.aavso.org/vsx/index.php?view=detail.top&oid=608519

Recent ASAS-SN Sky Patrol observations (Shappee et al. 2014ApJ...788...48S and Kochanek et al. 2017PASP..129j4502K):
NLMC1996 20180215.071 <16.23V ASN
NLMC1996 20180309.094 14.36V ASN

Spectroscopy and multi-band/time-resolved photometry are recommended.

Clear skies,
Patrick

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N LMC 1996 = OGLE-2018-NOVA-01 is a He-N nova (ATel #11390)

Frederick M Walter (Stony Brook University):
"OGLE-2018-NOVA-01 (N LMC 1996) is a He-N Nova"
http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=11390

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ASAS-SN pre-discovery light curve of the current eruption

"Pre-Discovery Light Curve of OGLE-2018-NOVA-01 from ASAS-SN" (ATel #11392):
http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=11392

"High-quality light curve":
http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~assassin/followup/OGLE-2018-NOVA-01...

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