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Alert Notice 576: Nova in Ophiuchus - TCP J17394608-2457555

May 11, 2017

Event: Nova in Ophiuchus

Discovered by: Koichi Itagaki (Yamagata, Japan)

Discovery magnitude: magnitude 13.6 (CCD, unfiltered, using 0.20-m f/3.0 reflector + CCD)

Special Notice #28: Object in Special Notice #27 False Alarm

January 11, 2007

We have been informed by Daniel Green, Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, that the Sakurai object announced in AAVSO Special Notice #27 as a possible nova or new variable in Sco/Oph has been determined to be a false alarm.

Sincere thanks to those who investigated the field surrounding the coordinates R.A. = 17:41:17 Dec. = -24:45:33 (2000.0).

This special notice was compiled by: Elizabeth O. Waagen


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