Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:14
Andrew Pearce (Nedlands, W.Australia) reports the discovery of possible nova in Sagittarius with magnitude 8.4, position RA 17 58 16.7 Dec -29 14 49.
Last position measurement on the TOCP CBAT: R.A. = 17 58 16.14, Decl. = -29 14 55.9, magnitude 8.3U (F. Kugel, Banon 04, France).
Follow-up observation: 2021 Apr. 05.81796. Mag.= 7.97 TG +/- 0.05 using Canon EOS 60D camera, focal length 135-mm, f/5.6 (stacked 5x5 sec., ISO-6400). Haze. From Yuzhno-Morskoy, Nakhodka, Russia. My photo (stacked 90x5 sec.): https://www.flickr.com/photos/filipp-romanov/51097567569
AAVSO Alert Notice 739 reports on N Sgr 2021 No. 2 (PNV J17581670-2914490). Please see the notice for details and observing instructions.
There are threads for this object under the following forums:
- Time Sensitive Alerts: https://www.aavso.org/pnv-j17581670-2914490-possible-nova-sagittarius
- Novae: https://www.aavso.org/n-sgr-2021-no-2-pnv-j17581670-2914490
Please subscribe to these threads if you are observing this nova so you can be updated as to its behavior and any observing campaigns on it. Join in the discussion or ask questions there!
Many thanks, and Good observing,
Elizabeth O. Waagen, AAVSO HQ