[vsnet-alert 21573] PNV J17184504-2454221: possible nova (9.4 mag) in Ophiuchus

Patrick Schmeer pasc1312-aavso@yahoo.de via vsnet-alert vsnet-alert at ooruri.kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Sun Nov 12 04:19:28 JST 2017

PNV J17184504-2454221  (N:)

RA 17h18m45.04s, DEC -24°54'22.1" (J2000.0)
2017 Nov. 11.3736 UT, 9.4 mag (CCD, unfiltered)
Discoverer: Shizuo Kaneko, Kakegawa, Shizuoka-ken, Japan

"2017 11 11.374 UT
Discovered by S. Kaneko, Kakegawa, Shizuoka-ken, Japan,
with on 4-s exposure on four frames using Canon 6D
digital camera + f/3.2 200-mm lens under the limiting
mag = 13.2, who gives mag= 9.4 on Nov. 375 UT and
writes that nothing is visible at this location on a
frame taken on November 4 UT."

Follow up-reports:

Three Gaia DR1 sources (all of 20 mag) are within 6"
of the reported position of this transient.

Spectroscopy and precise astrometry are urgently

Clear skies,

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