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V3890 Sagittarii: now the third recorded eruption (6.7 mag)!

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V3890 Sagittarii: now the third recorded eruption (6.7 mag)!

The recurrent nova V3890 Sagittarii seems to be erupting!
Confirmation, spectroscopy, and multiband photometry are urgently required.

V3890 Sagittarii (NR+E)

Alfredo Pereira (Carnaxide, Portugal) writes in vsnet-alert 23505:
This recurrent nova was found in outburst [sic] on 2019 Aug. 27.870 UT, mag 6.7.

Congratulations, Alfredo! This should be the third recorded eruption, which I had expected for about 2018 March. Previous eruptions occurred on 1962 June 2 and 1990 April 27.

In recent months I observed V3890 Sgr on almost every night (weather and moonlight permitting). Unfortunately tonight the sky has been overcast here, and the two previous evenings it was too cloudy or hazy low above my southern horizon.

Recent ASAS-SN Sky Patrol (Shappee et al. 2014ApJ...788...48S and Kochanek et al. 2017PASP..129j4502K) data and light curve:
SGRV3890 20190827.048 <160g ASN
Failed observations on Aug. 27.76 UT?

AAVSO data:

Clear skies,

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SOAR spectroscopic confirmation of a new eruption of V3890 Sgr

ATel #13047:

SOAR spectroscopic confirmation of a new eruption of the recurrent nova V3890 Sgr

"We obtained spectra of V3890 Sgr with the Goodman Spectrograph on the SOAR telescope on UT 2019-08-27.98. The spectra show very broad P Cygni profiles of H I and He I lines and perhaps He II, N III, and Na lines as well. The absorption trough of H-alpha extends to at least 4200 km/s from the center of the emission component. This confirms a new nova outburst of the recurrent nova V3890 Sgr, the first since 1990.

V3890 Sgr was observed by the ASAS-SN survey over the last day, including a data point at UT 2019-08-27.05 where it was at its recent quiescent magnitude, and a point at UT 2019-08-27.75 where a magnitude is not reported. Inspection of the image suggests this is because the source was saturated."

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Latest (reported) observation at quiescence (Rod Stubbings)

Unfortunately they did not mention in ATel #13047 the following observation by Rod Stubbings: 2019 Aug. 27.521 UT, mv= 15.2 (still at quiescence).

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V3890 SGR

Me and Ana (CAI) we will also give a try. Let's hope the weather cooperates. These days, observations have been hard in northwestern Portugal, due to night fog.

Nevertheless, our countryman, Alfredo, did the job!!

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V3890 Sgr 20190828.4494 UT 8.14V     FRF    (fading quickly)

Instruments: Planewave 17" CDK w/FLI PL4710, iTelescope.Net (T17)


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AAVSO Alert Notice 677 - V3890 Sgr

AAVSO Alert Notice 677 announces a campaign to observe the recurrent nova V3890 Sgr, which is in outburst. Please see the notice for details and observing instructions.

Many thanks, and Good observing,

Elizabeth O. Waagen, AAVSO HQ

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20190828 20h25 UT visual

20190828 20h25 UT visual estimation 8.4


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