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Possible Nova in Cygnus

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Possible Nova in Cygnus

Designated as PNV J20214234+310396 at this early stage, this possible Nova was discovered by Koichi Nishiyama and Fujio Kabashima (Japan) on 2014 March 31.7899 UT at 10.9 mag (CCD, unfiltered) at coordinates:

R.A. 20h21m42.34s  Decl. +31°03'29.6"  (J2000.0)

An early Spectrum obtained by Gianluca Masi et al can be seen here...

http://www.virtualtelescope.eu/2014/04/01/pnv-j202142343103296-nova-cygn...

Links to a chart will be found on the BAAVSS web page as soon as one becomes available.

Gary

 

 

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Image of the possible nova

Gary,

I finally managed to get an image of this possible nova this morning after days of grey fug in the south east. A quick reduction using CMC-14 gives V=10.7 (47 refs, 0.04mag).  There is a 13th mag star (CMC-14 202142.3+310318) just south which will be troublesome as the nova fades.

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Nova Cyg chart

Thanks Nick.  

A colour image taken by Nick on the morning of April 5 can be seen on the BAAVSS web pages.

A chart is now available for this Nova from the AAVSO web pages.  Visit   www.aavso.org/vsp   where you can create a chart to your own preferences.

Gary