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.
Event: Nova in Sagittarius (V5585 Sgr = N Sgr 2010)
Discovered By: John Seach, Chatsworth Island, NSW, Australia
Discovery Date: Jan. 20.72 UT
Discovery Magnitude: approximately 8.5, using a DSLR with 50-mm f/1.4 lens and orange filter
Position: RA: 18:07:26.95 , Dec: -29:00:43.6 (equinox 2000.0)
from K. Nishiyama, Kurume, Fukuoka-ken, Japan, and F. Kabashima, Miyaki-cho, Saga-ken, Japan, from their image taken 2010 January 23.892