AVSO Alert Notice

Alert Notice 413: Nova in Eridanus (KT Eri = N Eri 2009)

December 9, 2009
Event: Nova in Eridanus (KT Eri = Nova Eri 2009)

Discovered By: K. Itagaki, Yamagata, Japan, via H. Yamaoka, Kyushu University, Japan

Discovery Date: Nov. 25.536 UT, using his 0.21-m patrol system

Discovery Magnitude: unfiltered CCD magnitude 8.1

Position: R.A = 04:47:54.21, Decl. = -10:10:43.1 (equinox 2000.0)
from Itagaki's confirming image on Nov. 25.545 UT

Spectra: KT Eri appears to be a He/N nova, according to spectroscopy from 
several sources, including on Nov. 26.5-26.6 UT by H.