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V2576 Oph

Special Notice #11: Possible New Object in Ophiuchi [V2576 Oph]

April 7, 2006: P. Williams (Heathcote, NSW, Australia) reports through AVSON on the discovery of a new object in Ophiuchi. It has been visually confirmed by Maciej Reszelski (Szamotuly, Poland). Photographic confirmation by B. Liller (Vina Del Mar, Chile) on panchromatic film with an orange filter has been reported through CV-Net.

Current reported observations:

April 06.311 >12 B. Liller (LIW) Photographic w/Orange Filter

April 06.565 10.5 P. Williams (WPX) Visual

April 06.590 10.4 P. Williams (WPX) Visual

Alert Notice 338: 1709-29 V2576 Ophiuchi - Nova Ophiuchi 2006 Number 2

April 10, 2006

SUBJECT: 1709-29 V2576 Ophiuchi - Nova Ophiuchi 2006 Number 2

Event: Nova in Ophiuchus

Discovered By: Peter Williams, Heathcote, NSW, Australia

Discovery Magnitude: visual magnitude 10.5 (visual discovery)

Discovery Date: April 6.565 UT

Position: Precise position provided by Tom Krajci, Cloudcroft, NM:

R.A. (2000): 17h 15m 33.30s
Decl. (2000): -29o 09' 39.9"

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