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Special Notice #134: Possible Bright Nova in Car [Nova Car 2008, V679 Car]

AAVSO Special Notice #134

Possible Bright Nova in Car
November 28, 2008

Katarzyna Malek, Center for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, reports via vsnet-alert 10740 the discovery of a possible bright nova [Nova Car 2008, V679 Car] by the Pi of the Sky automated survey. The discovery magnitude brightened from 7.91C on November 26.26 UT to 7.55C on November 27.27 UT.

Coordinates: RA 11h 13m 43s   Dec -61o 14' 00"  (2000)

VSX shows nothing at this magnitude nearby. There is also nothing on the CBAT suspects pages (new or old). There are many variables in the general area (Carina) but nothing really close by. It has been submitted to VSX and assigned the VSX ID VSX J111343.0-611400.

A comparison star sequence for this object is available via VSP:  Asking for a 'b' scale chart on the coordinates yields a sequence containing 4.6, 5.1, and 7.3-10.4 stars. 

Please report observations to the AAVSO as N? CAR 2008 (AUID 000-BJJ-196).

This special notice was compiled by Elizabeth O. Waagen.

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