Complete ASAS-SN Sky Patrol light curve and data: https://asas-sn.osu.edu/sky-patrol/coordinate/f9c61af9-11cb-4857-9663-35c8b21633b9
Transient Name Server: https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2021jiu
Spectroscopy, multiband photometry (V, B, ...), and precise astrometry are urgently required.
All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) Sky Patrol:
- Shappee et al., 2014ApJ...788...48S
- Kochanek et al., 2017PASP..129j4502K
Photometry result was B=10.635. Position end figures 08s.11, 40".9 measured with a 0.50m f/6.8 reflector + FLI-PL6303E CCD camera at Siding Spring, Australia (T30, iTelescope.NET).
Unfortunately the 10s V-band images were already saturated, but visual inspection of the images showed the nova candidate slightly brighter than 9.0 magnitudes. Thus B-V seems to be at least 1.5 magnitudes. The variable is indeed very red.
Robert Fidrich (Budapest, Hungary)
Follow-up observation: 2021 Apr. 13.78683 (JD 2459318.28683) UT. Mag.= 8.53 TG +/-0.05 using Canon EOS 60D camera, focal length 135-mm, f/5.6 (stacked 5x5 sec., ISO-6400). Haze. Filipp Romanov (Yuzhno-Morskoy, Nakhodka, Russia). My photo (stacked 115x5 sec.): https://www.flickr.com/photos/filipp-romanov/51114244018
ASASSN-21fh (Nova Sco 2021) has been assigned the GCVS name V1710 Sco: http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/iau/cbet/004900/CBET004955.txt (behind paywall)
This nova was officially (and solely) discovered by the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) – although something else is claimed in CBET 4955.
V1710 Scorpii in the International Variable Star Index: https://www.aavso.org/vsx/index.php?view=detail.top&oid=2217653
AAVSO Alert Notice 740 reports on V1710 Sco = N Sco 2021 (= ASASSN-21fh = PNV J17091000-3730500). Please see the notice for details and observing instructions.
There are threads for this object under the following forums:
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Many thanks, and Good observing,
Elizabeth O. Waagen, AAVSO HQ