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PNV J19321040-2052505: new transient (11.1 mag) in Sagittarius

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PNV J19321040-2052505: new transient (11.1 mag) in Sagittarius

PNV J19321040-2052505 (UGWZ:)

RA 19h32m10.40s, DEC -20°52'50.5" (J2000.0)
2017 Nov. 27.3805 UT, 11.1 mag (CCD, unfiltered)
Discoverer: Hideo Nishimura (Shizuoka-ken, Japan)

2017 11 27.380 UT
Discovered by H. Nishimura, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, with on 10-s exposure on three frames using Canon EOS 6D digital camera + f/3.2 200-mm lens under the limiting mag = 13s, who writes that nothing is visible at this location on a frame taken on 2017 Nov. 24.392 UT. There is a faint star (mag.= 17.8) at end figures 10s.44, 54".1 on USNO-A2 catalog. An image at

Follow-up reports:
ASAS-SN Sky Patrol observations (Shappee et al., 2014ApJ...788...48S and Kochanek et al., 2017PASP..129j4502K):
PNVJ19321040-2052505 20171112.018 <16.16V ASN
PNVJ19321040-2052505 20171113.016 <16.07V ASN

A Gaia DR1 source (position end figures 10.37s, 49.5"; G= 19.13 mag) with the following designations is 1" from the reported position of the transient: USNO-B1.0 0691-0831153 (not in USNO-A2.0), GSC2.3 SA2T014548.

Time-resolved photometry, precise astrometry, and spectroscopy are urgently required.

Clear skies,

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Previous outburst (10.9 mag) in 2003

Previously recorded outburst: 2003 Apr. 1.35 UT, V= 10.86 (ASAS-3).

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Katsumi Yoshimoto's photometry (progenitor candidate confirmed)

2017 11 28.040 UT
Mag. B= 11.52, V= 11.49, position end figures 10s.37, 49".7 observed by K. Yoshimoto, Yamaguchi-ken, Japan, using 0.25-m f/3.4 Mayhill telescope, remotely. An image at

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