Possible nova PNV J11261220-6531086

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Vkagnihotri
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:01 pm

Hello,
I am posting the message by my friend Daniel Bamberger

"Possible nova PNV J11261220-6531086 in Musca
Follow up observations are highly encouraged!

My friend Rob Kaufman found this possible bright (~7 mag) nova in Musca. Confirmation images taken by Róbert Fidrich from iTelescope T13 show the object (slightly oversaturated) at approximately RA 11h26m15.16s, DEC -65°31'23.3".

I include some star charts for this position.

For details, see Patrick Schmeer's report at
http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/…/fo…/J ... 31086.html"


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Vikrant
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Hamza Touhami
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:40 pm

Thank you very much Vikrant,

it is at 16 degrees elevation from Chile so I cannot image it, my system in NM is out od commission until the end of the week. Let's see what you and other get :)
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:17 pm

Hi.

Here is more information @ AAVSO

"January 15, 2018
Event: Nova in Musca - Nova Muscae 2018 = PNV J11261220-6531086
Discovered by: Rob Kaufman (Bright, Victoria, Australia)
Discovery magnitude: 7.0 V (on four frames, using Canon 650D and 55mm lens)
Discovery date: 2018 January 14.4861 UT
Coordinates (2000.0): R.A. 11 26 15.16 Decl. -65 31 23.3
Position from VSX; measured by Daniel Bamberger (Marburg, Germany) on frames taken by Robert Fidrich (Bakonycsernye, Hungary).
Spectra: Low-resolution spectroscopy indicating that PNV J11261220-6531086 is an FeII-type classical nova was obtained by Rob Kaufman on 2018 January 14.6035 UT. His spectrum is here:
http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww27 ... g~original
https://www.aavso.org/aavso-alert-notice-609

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