[vsnet-alert 21960] TCP J17140253-2849233: possible nova (9.5 mag) in Ophiuchus

Patrick Schmeer pasc1312-aavso@yahoo.de via vsnet-alert vsnet-alert at ooruri.kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Sun Mar 11 07:08:26 JST 2018

TCP J17140253-2849233  (N:)

RA 17h14m02.53s, DEC -28°49'23.3" (J2000.0)
2018 Mar. 10.8138 UT, 9.5 mag (CCD, unfiltered)
Discoverers: Koichi Nishiyama and Fujio Kabashima (Japan)

Confirmed by Akira Takao (Kitakyusgu, Japan):
2018 Mar. 10.753 UT, 9.5 mag (CCD, unfiltered)

Follow-up reports:

Latest ASAS-SN Sky Patrol observation
(Shappee et al. 2014ApJ...788...48S and
Kochanek et al. 2017PASP..129j4502K):
2018 Mar. 6.3623 UT: fainter than 15.5 mag

No previous outbursts/eruptions were recorded by them
since 2016 March:

Crowded field.
Spectroscopy and precise astrometry are urgently required.

Clear skies,

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