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Special Notice #32: Possible Nova in Centaurus [V1065 Cen]

January 24, 2007

William Liller, Vina del Mar, Chile, reports his discovery of a possible nova; confirmation and spectra are needed. According to Bill, "its approximate magnitude is 8.2. It appears on two photos taken near Jan 23.354 UT with Kodak TP film, an orange filter and an 85mm lens. Nothing brighter than magnitude 11.5 was seen at this position on Jan 15.36. Nothing seen at this position on the Real Sky Digitized Southern Sky Survey."

Coordinates (from Liller): R.A. = 11h 43.2m Dec. = -58d 03' (2000)

A search of VSX, SIMBAD, and the GCVS site show no known or suspected variable at these coordinates. The CBAT SN Minor-Planet Checker shows no minor planet brighter than 19.0V in the vicinity.

Report observations to the AAVSO as: 1138-57 N CEN 07. Please be sure to indicate what you used for comparison stars.

Thank you for your astronomical efforts and contributions!

This special notice was compiled by: Elizabeth O. Waagen

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