June 15, 2017: Drs. Frederick Walter (Stony Brook University) and Paul Kuin (University College London) and colleagues have requested AAVSO observers' assistance in obtaining photometry of Nova Oph 2017 (TCP J17394608-2457555) in support of Target-of-Opportunity observations with Swift UVOT that have been triggered and are scheduled for the next ten days (2017 June 16 - 25), and possibly longer.
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)