PNV J17370958-3510211: possible nova (11.0 mag) in Scorpius

Association Francaise des Observateurs d'Etoiles Variables (AFOEV)
Sun, 09/15/2019 - 11:01

PNV J17370958-3510211 (N:)

Discovery details:
R.A. 17h37m09.58s, Decl. -35°10'21.1" (J2000.0)
2019 Sept. 15.4247 UT, 11.0 mag (CCD, unfiltered)
Discoverer: Koichi Itagaki (Yamagata, Japan)

2019 09 14.1370 UT
The brightening is confirmed by the following ASAS-SN Sky Patrol (Shappee et al. 2014ApJ...788...48S and Kochanek et al. 2017PASP..129j4502K) observations (g-band magnitudes): 2019 Sept. 12.145 UT, [15.8; 13.138, [14.6; 14.137, 13.4; 14.884, 13.1; light curve at… --- Patrick Schmeer (Saarbrücken-Bischmisheim, Germany)

*** Spectroscopy, precise astrometry, and multiband photometry are urgently required. ***

Clear skies,

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Alert Notice 679 on N Sco 2019 No. 2 (PNV J17370958-3510211)

AAVSO Alert Notice 679 reports on N Sco 2019 No. 2 = PNV J17370958-3510211. Please see the notice for details and observing instructions.

Please note that at present this nova may be found in the AAVSO Target Tool under the name PNV J17370958-3510211. A technical hitch is temporarily preventing the addition of the name N Sco 2019 No. 2. It will be added as soon as possible.

Many thanks, and Good observing,

Elizabeth O. Waagen, AAVSO HQ