A new, bright Nova has just been observed in Orion.
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Alert Notice 676: Nova in Orion: N Ori 2019 = PNV J06095740+1212255
August 14, 2019
Event: Nova in Orion: N Ori 2019 = PNV J06095740+1212255
Discovered by: Shigehisa Fujikawa (Kan'onji, Kagawa, Japan)
Discovery magnitude: 9.4 unfiltered CCD (using a Minolta F 3.5 f 120mm lens, limiting mag 13.5)
Discovery date: 2019 August 07.7984 UT
Coordinates (2000.0): R.A. 06 09 57.45 Decl. +12 12 25.2 (from VSX)
Spectra: Spectroscopy obtained by E. Aydi et al. (ATel #13027) on 2019 August 14.44 UT using the Goodman spectrograph on the SOAR telescope indicates that N Ori 2019 is a very fast expanding classical He/N nova, possibly in the post-maximum phase.
Observing recommendations: Observations of all types (visual, CCD, DSLR, PEP, spectroscopy) and multiple bands as instrumentation permits are strongly encouraged as the nova evolves.