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PNV J16484962-4457032: possible nova (11.7 mag) in Scorpius

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PNV J16484962-4457032: possible nova (11.7 mag) in Scorpius

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.

Clear skies,
Patrick

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iTelescope scheduled

I reserved T32 @ iTelescope.net for 2x20s V images. Hopefully I'll get the files within 3 hours.

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Brightening: 10.03V

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")

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Spectroscopic confirmation as a Galactic nova

Jay Strader, Laura Chomiuk, Sam Swihart, Laura Shishkovsky:
"Spectroscopic Confirmation of PNV J16484962-4457032 as a Galactic Nova in Scorpius" (ATel #11289)
http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=11289

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Nova Sco 2018 No. 2 = PNV J16484962-4457 in Alert Notice 616

AAVSO Alert Notice 616 reports on Nova Sco 2018 No. 2 = PNV J16484962-4457032. Please see the notice for details and observing instructions.

Many thanks, and Good observing,

Elizabeth Waagen, AAVSO HQ

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New AAVSO sequence for N Oph 2018 No. 2 = PNV J16484962-4457032

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,

Elizabeth

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No new sequence for N Oph 2018 No. 2

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.

Good observing,

Elizabeth

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