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IAUC 5135: 1990o; N IN M31; PSR 1737-30; Prob. DWARF N IN For

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                                                  Circular No. 5135
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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     Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker and David H. Levy report their
discovery with the Palomar 0.46-m Schmidt telescope of a comet
that has a strong central condensation.  Positions measured by J.
Mueller and Levy:

     1990 UT             R.A. (1950) Decl.        m1
     Nov. 15.28975    1 48 50.34   - 0 25 36.7   13
          16.27881    1 48 15.35   + 0 10 37.3

     J. Bryan, Georgetown, TX, reports his discovery of another nova
in M31, located at R.A. = 0h39m52s, Decl. = +40 55'.4 (equinox
1950.0), or 97" west and 261" south of the galaxy's center.  Bryan
provides the following B magnitude estimates:  Oct. 19.10 UT, [19.1;
24.12, 18.0; 25.27, 18.0; 28.16, 17.9; Nov. 10.30, 17.9; 12.07, 17.6.
 A. V. Filippenko and J. C. Shields, University of California at
Berkeley, report:  "A CCD spectrum (range 390-710 nm, resolution 1.2
nm), obtained on Nov. 11 UT with the Shane 3-m reflector at Lick
Observatory, reveals that Bryan's object is indeed a nova.  Intense
hydrogen Balmer emission lines are present on a weak continuum, as
are fainter lines of Fe II (primarily multiplets 37, 38, 42, and 49).
He I lines are weak.  The H-alpha and H-beta profiles are clearly
double-peaked, with a velocity splitting of about 900 km/s."

PSR 1737-30
     D. Nice, Physics Department, Princeton University, writes:  "A
glitch has occured in PSR 1737-30, with Delta(P)/P = -6.3 x 10E-7,
based on a pre-glitch period (P) of 0.606624631 s.  The event took
place between Oct. 25 and Nov. 7, and was found as part of a pulsar-
monitoring program using a 26-m radio telescope at the National
Radio Astronomy Observatory, Green Bank.  This pulsar has been
described by McKenna and Lyne (1990, Nature 343, 349) as glitching
more than once a year."

     W. Liller, Vina del Mar, Chile, reports the following revised
V magnitudes of this object (cf. IAUC 5127):  Oct. 27.28 UT, 12.2;
28.31, 12.2; 28.36, 12.9; 29.32, 12.9; 31.36, 12.9; Nov. 5.05, 13.0;
6.07, 13.1.

1990 November 16               (5135)             Daniel W. E. Green

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