PNV J16484962-4457032 (N:)
RA 16h48m49.62s, DEC -44°57'03.2" (J2000.0)
2018 Feb. 6.8628 UT, 11.7 mag (CCD, unfiltered)
Discoverer: Hideo Nishimura (Kakegawa, Shizuoka-ken, Japan)
"2018 02 06.863 UT
Discovered by H. Nishimura, Kakegawa, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, with on 10-s exposure on five frames using Canon EOS 6D digital camera + 200-mm f/3.2 lens under the limiting mag = 14.0, who writes that nothing is visible at this location on three frames taken on 2018 Feb. 3.855, 4.863 and 5.864 UT under limiting mag.= 13s. Thre is a star (mag.= 16.8) at 49s.24 and 01".8."
Follow-up reports: http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/unconf/followups/J16484962-4457032.html
Spectroscopy and precise astrometry are urgently required.
PNV J16484962-4457032 is clearly visible at 10.03V matnitude on my 2x20s CCD images taken on 2018. feb. 07.7514UT remotely with the 0.43m reftractor at the Siding Spring, Australia station of iTelescope network.
Astrometry using VaST: 16:48:49.68 -44:57:02.9
(Estimated accuracy of the plate solution: 0.20")
There is a new AAVSO sequence available for N Oph 2018 No. 2 = PNV J16484962-4457032. Please use it to observe the nova.
Many thanks, and Good observing,
There is no new sequence for N Oph 2018 No. 2 = PNV J16484962-4457032. Another object with a sequence revision was accidentally given the PNV name of the nova.
Please continue to use the sequence distributed at the time of Alert Notice 616. Many thanks.