[vsnet-alert 21032] ASASSN-17gk: Likely Galactic Nova (10.9 mag) in Centaurus (ATel #10387)

Patrick Schmeer pasc1312-aavso@yahoo.de via vsnet-alert vsnet-alert at ooruri.kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Thu May 18 12:08:01 JST 2017

ASASSN-17gk  (N:)

RA 13:20:55.32, DEC -63:42:18.5 (J2000.0)

K. Z. Stanek et al.:
"ASAS-SN Discovery of A Likely Galactic Nova
ASASSN-17gk on the Rise" (ATel #10387)

ASASSN-17gk 20170423.16 <174V ASN
ASASSN-17gk 20170425.08  133V ASN
ASASSN-17gk 20170428.11  116V ASN
ASASSN-17gk 20170504.19  12.05V ASN
ASASSN-17gk 20170517.28  109V ASN

A Gaia DR1 source (G= 18.767 mag) is located at
RA 13:20:55.334, DEC -63:42:19.16 (J2000.0),
0.7" from the reported position of the transient.

Clear skies,

Quote from ATel #10387:
"Follow-up observations, especially multi-band
photometry and spectroscopy, are strongly

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