[vsnet-alert 16675] Re: PNV J13544700-5909080 Centauri

Brian Skiff bas at lowell.edu
Wed Dec 4 04:20:41 JST 2013

On Tue, 2013-12-03 at 18:59 +0100, walcom77 wrote:
> Following the posting on the Central Bureau's Transient Object
> Confirmation Page about a possible Nova in Cen (TOCP Designation: PNV
> J13544700-5909080) we performed some follow-up of this object remotely
> through the 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + focal reducer of
> iTelescope network (MPC Code  Q62 - Siding Spring, AU).
> For more info, image and animation:
> http://bit.ly/19f1M2l

     For such cases in the future, it would seem preferable
to take exposures of just 1- or 2-seconds, rather than 60s.
You need only a handful of reference stars for the astrometry,
and thus a minimal exposure in hopes of not totally overexposing
the target.
     Preferred coordinates of the mag ~15 progenitor are:
13 54 45.35 -59 09 04.1  (UCAC2)
13 54 45.35 -59 09 04.1  (2MASS)

     Assuming this identification is correct, I note there
is an XMM x-ray source only 2" away.  Such a detection might
not be unexpected for a close binary leading to a classical nova.


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