Special Notice #275: Possible Nova in Scutum = PNV J18562170-0852300

April 12, 2012:  Tom Krajci (KTC, Cloudcroft, NM) reports that a possible nova in Scutum has been announced on the IAU CBAT TOCP page ( as PNV J18562170-0852300. It was discovered at unfiltered magnitude 9.7 on 2012 April 12.7954 UT by Y. Sakurai, Japan, on two 10-second exposures using a digital camera + 180-mm f/2.8 lens. Nothing was visible on an image taken 2012 Apr. 9.79 UT.