Andrew Pearce (Nedlands, W.Australia) reports the discovery of possible nova in Sagittarius with magnitude 8.4, position RA 17 58 16.7 Dec -29 14 49.
Last position measurement on the TOCP CBAT: R.A. = 17 58 16.14, Decl. = -29 14 55.9, magnitude 8.3U (F. Kugel, Banon 04, France).
Follow-up observation: 2021 Apr. 05.81796. Mag.= 7.97 TG +/- 0.05 using Canon EOS 60D camera, focal length 135-mm, f/5.6 (stacked 5x5 sec., ISO-6400). Haze. From Yuzhno-Morskoy, Nakhodka, Russia. My photo (stacked 90x5 sec.): https://www.flickr.com/photos/filipp-romanov/51097567569
AAVSO Alert Notice 739 reports on N Sgr 2021 No. 2 (PNV J17581670-2914490). Please see the notice for details and observing instructions.
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Elizabeth O. Waagen, AAVSO HQ