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#1 choran

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:47 PM

Just got this:

AAVSO Alert Notice 491

V556 Serpentis = Nova Ser 2013 = PNV J18090346-1112345
December 2, 2013

Event: V556 Serpentis = Nova Ser 2013 = PNV J18090346-1112345

Discovered by: Koichi Itagaki (Teppo-cho, Yamagata, Japan),
reported by S. Nakano (Sumoto, Japan)

Discovery magnitude: unfiltered CCD magnitude mag 12.3, using a
0.21-m reflector

Discovery date: 2013 Nov. 24.384 UT

Coordinates: R.A. 18 09 03.46 Decl. -11 12 34.5 (2000.0)

Spectra: Spectra obtained by U. Munari (Astronomical Observatory of
Padova, INAF) and P. Valisa (ANS Collaboration) on Nov. 25.792 UT, and
by R. Itoh, Y. Kanda, Y. Moritani, and K. S. Kawabata (Hiroshima
University) on Nov. 25.37 show the variable to be a reddened
classical nova past maximum. Spectroscopy details may be found in
CBET 3724.

Charts: Charts for V556 Ser may be created using the AAVSO
Variable Star Plotter (VSP) at http://www.aavso.org/vsp.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:15 AM

Thanks for the report. Unfortunetly this area of sky is getting rather low for me. :(

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:49 AM

Amazing find, presumably in late twilight, but impractical for me eg level with lowly Venus but ~25 deg further west and in rooftops from my obsy :(

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 12:58 PM

Amazing work, yet again, by Koichi Itagaki.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:20 PM

Pretty low for me too, I think.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:11 PM

Tried for the new nova at dusk tonight by offsetting from Venus via the go to scope but sky too bright even in O.5s exps and no stars recorded in the nova's field so far as a quick look revealed. Maybe a step too far for me :-)






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