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PNV J17355050-2934240: possible nova (10.6 mag) in Ophiuchus

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PNV J17355050-2934240: possible nova (10.6 mag) in Ophiuchus

PNV J17355050-2934240

Discoverer: Minoru Yamamoto (Okazaki, Aichi, Japan)
R.A. 17h35m50.50s  Decl. -29°34'24.0" (J2000.0)
2016 March 11.8012 UT, 10.6 mag (CCD, unfiltered)

"2016 03 11.8012
Minoru Yamamoto, Okazaki, Aichi, Japan reported hisdiscovery of possible nova (mag about 10.6) on four 15-s frames (limiting mag about 12.7) taken during
Mar 11.8012 - 11.8183 UT with CANON 5DMRK2 camera + 135-mm-f.l. lens. The position was given as R.A. = 17h35m50s.5, Decl. = -29d34'24" (equinox 2000.0, uncertainty +/- 5"). He noted that it was mag below 11.0 on Feb. 10.8372 UT."

http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/unconf/followups/J17355050-2934240.html

Two 17 mag USNO-B1.0 stars (0604-0604362 and 0604-0604346) are within 3" of the reported position of the transient.

Clear skies,
Patrick

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