Wed, 09/21/2022 - 06:05
ATLAS22beux is an overlooked object that seems to have reached 11th magnitude a couple of nights ago.
It might be a nova since the amplitude is larger than 11 mag. and a smudge in a MAMA srcj plate at that positions seems to be too faint for a galaxy host of a supernova this bright.
It is in the Southern constellation Mensa at 06 29 08.41 -71 29 38.9 (J2000.0).
Please submit your observations to the AAVSO.
I have started observing it after I got to know about this star via VSNET (T. Kato).
AAVSO Alert Notice 793 reports on N Men 2022. Please see the notice for details and observing instructions.
There are threads for this nova under the following AAVSO forums:
- Time Sensitive Alerts: https://www.aavso.org/atlas22beux-11th-mag-nova-mensa
- Novae: https://www.aavso.org/atlas22beux-11th-mag-nova-mensa-01
Please subscribe to these threads if you are observing the nova so you can be updated. Join in the discussion or ask questions there!
Many thanks, and Good observing,
Elizabeth O. Waagen, AAVSO HQ