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ASASSN-19jp: new transient (14.7 mag) in Scorpius (6 degrees from the Galactic Center)

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ASASSN-19jp: new transient (14.7 mag) in Scorpius (6 degrees from the Galactic Center)

ASASSN-19jp

"Transient on the rise near the galactic plane, possible galactic nova" (gmag. 14.7):
https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2019dey

*** Spectroscopy, precise astrometry, and multiband photometry are urgently required. ***

Clear skies,
Patrick

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2019-04-12

This looks to have faded a little to Vmag ~15.0 from preliminary analysis of some frames I captured via LCOG earlier this morning (01:00-01:17UT 2019-04-12). 

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