Saturday, April 19, 2008

Possible Nova in Sagittarius

Prompted by an alert note published on the Central Bureau's unconfirmed-objects webpage about a possible nova in Sagittarius, today we performed some follow-up of this object through a 0.25-m, f/3.4 reflector + CCD remotely, near Mayhill (NM).

We can confirm the presence of a relatively bright counterpart at coordinates:

R.A. = 18h05m58s.90, Decl. = -27o 13'56".3 (equinox 2000.0; UCAC-2 catalogue reference stars):

http://tinyurl.com/3jjzod

by Ernesto Guido and Giovanni Sostero

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