ALERT! Bright (Magnitude 11) Galactic Nova
Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 10:15PM
Ian Musgrave in Alerts, Nova, Supernova, alert, nova

Location of the galactic Nova between Scorpius and Ophiuchus, between the Butterfly cluster and M62. The large rectangle is the field of view of iTelescope T12 the small that of T9. Click to embiggen.

An apparent nova of magnitude 11.4 has been detected in the direction of the galactic centre has been detected by the All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae. Follow up observations are urgently required. J2000 coordinates are:

RA 17:22:51.426 DEC -31:58:36.28

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Magnitude chart for nova magnitude estimates showing magnitudes from 8 to 12 (in a stupid format [988] means mag 9.88, [1098] means 10.08 etc.). The rectangle is the field of view of T9 (sorry, sky map doesn't go lower than mag 12)

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