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Alert Notice 388: Nova Mus 2008 = QY Mus

October 6, 2008
 

Event: Nova in Musca

Discovered By: W. Liller (Vina del Mar, Chile)

Discovery Date: 2008 September 28.998 UT (JD 2454738.498)

Discovery Magnitude: m=8.6 (Tech Pan phot + orange filter)

Position: RA = 13h 16m 36.44s , Dec = -67d 36m 47.8s (from P. Nelson)

Charts: Finder charts for this object may be plotted by entering the coordinates above into VSP: http://www.aavso.org/vsp

Alert Notice 391: Rare Outburst of V358 Lyr

November 23, 2008
 

Event: Rare outburst of V358 Lyr

Discovered By: Jeremy Shears and Gary Poyner, BAAVSS, from a Bradford Robotic Telescope image.  Confirmed by Shawn Dvorak, Rolling Hills Observatory.

Discovery Magnitude: CV=16.11 +/- 0.04

Discovery Date: November 22.917 UT

Alert Notice 392: Supernova 2008hy in IC 334

December 8, 2008: Further to CBETs No. 1608 (Puckett and Langoussis; Daniel W. E. Green, editor) and No. 1610 (Dennefeld et al., and Yamanaka et al.) the supernova SN 2008hy has been identified as a Type Ia supernova, and is believed to be near maximum light (V=14.3 on 2008 Dec 07.13, JD 2454807.63; T. Orff, reported by Puckett and Langoussis).  The object is located approximately 100 arcseconds NNE of the center of IC 334.
 

Alert Notice 394: Nova in the Large Magellanic Cloud

February 9, 2009
 

Event: Nova in The Large Magellanic Cloud         [N LMC 2009]

Discovered By: W. Liller (Vina del Mar, Chile)

Discovery Date: 2009 February 05.067 UT (JD 2454867.567)

Discovery Magnitude: m=10.6 (Tech Pan photograph, unfiltered)

Position: RA = 05h 40m 44.20s , Dec = -66d 40m 11.6s (J2000; H. Bond et al.)

Charts: Finder charts for this object may be plotted by entering the coordinates above into VSP: http://www.aavso.org/vsp

Alert Notice 395: Nova in Sagittarius

May 6, 2009
 

Event: Nova in Sagittarius    [subsequently named V5581 Sgr]

Discovered By: K. Nishiyama (Kurume, Fukuoka-ken, Japan) and F. Kabashima (Miyaki-cho, Saga-ken, Japan)

Discovery Date: 2009 April 21.711 UTC (JD 2454943.211)

Discovery Magnitude: m=11.7 (unfiltered)

Position: RA = 17h 44m 08.44s , Dec = -26d 05m 48.7s (from K. Kinugasa, S. Honda, and O. Hashimoto, Gunma Astronomical Obs.)

Alert Notice 396: Nova in Centaurus

May 15, 2009
 

Event: Nova in Centaurus

Discovered By: G. Pojmanski, D. Szczygiel, and B. Pilecki (Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory)

Discovery Date: 2009 May 08.235 UT

Discovery Magnitude: m=8.235 (ASAS V)

Position: RA = 13h 31m 15.76s , Dec = -63d 57m 38.5s (from L. Elenin, Moscow, Russia, using the Tzec Maun-Pingelly 0.15-m refractor near Perth, Australia)

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