Special Notice #190: Probable Nova in Sagittarius [V5585 Sgr]
January 24, 2010: Further to CBET 2140 (D.W.E. Green, editor), a probably nova has been discovered in Sagittarius by J. Seach (Chatsworth Is., NSW, Australia). The object was discovered by Seach on 2010 January 20.22 UT (JD 2455216.72) at a magnitude of approximately 8.5 using a DSLR with 50-mm f/1.4 lens and orange filter, at coordinates RA: 18:07:26 , Dec: -29:01:00. Nothing was visible at this location in a prior image taken 2009 November 15.89 to a limit of mag 11.5. The object has since been confirmed by several observers: W.