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IAUC 5313: Prob. N IN Sgr; NGC 5128; 1991am; 1991q

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                                                  Circular No. 5313
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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     F. M. Bateson, Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand,
reports (via A. Gilmore, Mount John University Observatory) the
discovery of a nova (mpg = 8.5), on a photograph taken July 29.406 UT,
by P. Camilleri, Cobram, Victoria, Australia.  The object's position
is given as R.A. = 18h10m.9, Decl. = -32 14' (equinox 1950.0).  The
following visual magnitude estimates have been reported:  July
29.504, 7.0 (W. Goltz, Tarnagulla, Victoria); 29.505, 7.3 (P.
Williams, Heathcote, New South Wales); 30.096, 7.9 (J. E. Bortle,
Stormville, NY); 30.33, 8.2 (A. F. Jones, Nelson, N.Z.); 30.438, 8.1
(D. A. J. Seargent, The Entrance, N.S.W.).

NGC 5128
     E. Jourdain, L. Salotti, and M. Gilfanov, on behalf of the
GRANAT team (Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements, Toulouse;
Service d'Astrophysique du CEA, Saclay; Space Research Institute,
Moscow), report:  "During an observation of the radio galaxy Centaurus
A (= NGC 5128) with the Sigma telescope on July 15, this galaxy
was detected in the 35- to 300-keV domain at a level close
to 100 mCrab, revealing that the source is in a high state of
emission compared to previous Sigma observations.  This period would
be highly favorable for further observations with other x- or gamma-
ray telescopes or at other wavelengths."

SUPERNOVA 1991am IN MCG +06-37-006
     Corrigendum.  On IAUC 5312, lines 5-6,  for  20) by Pollas
shows the object at R about 19.  read  19) by Pollas shows the
object at R about 18.

     Total visual magnitude estimates (cf. IAUC 5296):  July 5.38
UT, 8.4 (G. Kronk, Troy, IL, 20x80 binoculars); 10.34, 8.3 (V. F. de
Assis Neto, Sao Francisco de Oliveira, Brazil, 10x70 binoculars);
16.44, 8.3 (A. Hale, Las Cruces, NM, 10x50 binoculars); 22.46, 8.8
(D. H. Levy, Tucson, AZ, 0.41-m reflector; very faint 30' tail in
p.a. 270 deg); 25.09, 9.0 (H. Mikuz, Valun, Cres, Yugoslavia, 0.20-m

1991 July 30                   (5313)             Daniel W. E. Green

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