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Monday, 21 December 2009

[BAA 00460] NOVA AQUILAE 2009

BAA electronic bulletin No. 00460  


The Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams announces in Electronic
Telegram (CBET) No. 2075 (Daniel W. E. Green, ed.) that Koichi
Kurume, Fukuoka-ken, Japan, and Fujio Kabashima, Miyaki-cho, Saga-ken,
Japan, report their discovery of a possible nova in Aquila at
10.9 on two 40-second unfiltered CCD frames taken on Dec. 14.398 and
UT. Confirming unfiltered CCD frames taken around Dec. 14.408 show the
object at magnitude 10.9.

Coordinates: 19:14:09.73 +15:16:34.7 (equinox 2000.0)

Nothing is visible at this position on their frames taken on Dec.
6.417 down
to magnitude 13.7 and 7.412 down to 13.6.

The AAVSO advise that finder charts may be plotted by entering
'Nova Aql 2009' at the URL:

By calling a smaller field, say of 30 arc minutes with limiting
magnitude of 13 should ensure some comparison star values are suited
the current brightness of the nova.

After peaking around magnitude 10 the nova is fading and is now just
below mag 11.

An image may be found on the BAA home page courtesy of Maurice Gavin.

This nova discovered on Nov. 25 almost reached mag 8 but has quickly
faded and is now around mag 10.  However, is does have a lower
declination but may be found at R.A. = 04:47:54.21  Decl.
= -10:10:43.1 (equinox 2000.0).  A chart can be plotted as above but
by entering KT Eri.

Please submit any observations of either or both object to both TA
( and the VSS Director.

This e-bulletin has been prepared using the TA E-Circular 2604 and
AAVSO Special Notice #184.

Roger Pickard, Director VSS

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Bulletin transmitted on  Mon Dec 21 21:37:43 GMT 2009
(c) 2009 British Astronomical Association
Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

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