Following the posting on ATel #9538 & #9539 and on the Central Bureau's Transient Object Confirmation Page about a possible bright Nova in Lupus (TOCP Designation: PNV J15290182-4449409) discovered in the course of the V-band All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernova (ASAS-SN) on images obtained on Sept. 24.010 UT using the robotic 14-cm telescopes, I performed some follow-up of this object remotely through a 0.32-m f/9 reflector + CCD + f7 focal reducer of iTelescope network (MPC Code Q62 - Siding spring, Australia).
On my images taken on September 27.4, 2016 I can confirm the presence of an optical counterpart with unfiltered magnitude about 5.9 at coordinates:
R.A. = 15 29 01.76, Decl.= -44 49 39.7 (equinox 2000.0; UCAC-4 catalogue reference stars).
An animation showing a comparison between my confirmation image and the archive POSS2/UKSTU Red plate (1992-07-30). Click here or on the thumbnail below for a bigger version:
According to the Cbet 4322 issued on September 27, 2016: "T. Bohlsen (Armidale, NSW, Australia) obtained a noisy spectrogram on Sept. 24 (time unknown) that shows H_alpha emission and also an image that yielded magnitude V = 6.8; he surmised from this that the variable does appear to be a galactic nova."
by Ernesto Guido