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Nova in Aquila

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Nova in Aquila

A transient in Aql was reported at mag 9 on Apr 21 in data from the Palomar Gattini-IR survey.

 It has subsequently been confirmed spectroscopically as a classical nova. Soria et al note: “Overall, the spectrum is consistent with a young classical nova outburst, which peaked at J = 9.1 mag around April 22-23 and has now started to decline, based on the most recent Palomar Gattini-IR data. We encourage further spectroscopic follow-up for this young and rapidly evolving nova”.

 The nova is located at RA 19:07:58.65, Dec +08:43:45.3 (J2000.0)

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very red

There is a spectrum in TNS. It is  very reddened

https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2021kgk

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Charts and sequence on AAVSO

Charts and sequence on AAVSO website here.