PNV J17422408-2053088 (N)
R.A. 17h42m24.08s, Decl. -20°53'08.8" (J2000.0)
2018 August 8.9596, 11.1 mag (unfiltered)
Discoverers: Cristóvão Jacques, João Ribeiro de Barros, Eduardo Pimentel, Paulo Renato Holvorcem (Brazilian Transient Search)
2018 08 9.112 UT
Discovered by C. Jacques, J. Barros, E. Pimentel, P. Holvorcem, on behalf of the Brazilian Transient Search - BraTS - at SONEAR Observatary, Oliveira, Brazil with three frames with 10 seconds exposure using an astrograph 11"f/2.2 + CCD camera under limiting mag = 16.5. Nothing is visible at this location on the previous frame (limit mag = 16.0) taken 2018 July. 8.991 UT.
S. C. Williams (Lancaster), M. J. Darnley (LJMU), M. W. Healy (LJMU):
"Spectroscopic classification of PNV J17422408-2053088 as a Galactic nova" (ATel #11928)
Further spectroscopy and multiband photometry are required.
U. Munari (INAF Padova), P. Valisa, F.-J. Hambsch, A. Frigo (ANS Collaboration):
Spectroscopy and photometry of Nova Oph 2018 No. 3 (= PNV J17422408-2053088), still on the rise toward maximum (ATel #11940)
AAVSO Alert Notice 647 on N Oph 2018 No. 3
AAVSO Alert Notice 647 announces the discovery of and reports on PNV J17422408-2053 = N Oph 2018 No. 3. Please see the notice for details and observing instructions.
Many thanks, and Good observing,
Elizabeth O. Waagen, AAVSO HQ