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IAUC 5717: 1993F; 4U 0614+09 = V1055 Ori; alpha Ori; Corrs

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                                                  Circular No. 5717
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
Postal Address: Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.
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     C. Pollas reports his discovery of an apparent supernova of
mag about 18.5 on two technical pan films (limiting mag 21-22) taken
Jan. 18.97 and 20.94 UT by D. Albanese and himself with the 0.9-
m Schmidt telescope at the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur.  The
candidate, at R.A. = 7h54m26s.45, Decl. = +20 13'04".8 (equinox
1950.0), is superimposed on the nuclear region of a galaxy of mag
18, being roughly 0".6 east and 1".5 south of the galaxy's center.
No such stellar image is present on a technical pan plate (similar
limiting magnitude) obtained in 1990 January, though there is
perhaps a condensation of mag about 20 nearly at the position of the
supernova visible on an old film.  A nearby star (mpg = 19) has end
figures 20s.92, 14'17".7.

4U 0614+09 = V1055 ORIONIS
     S. Brandt, N. Lund, and A. J. Castro-Tirado, Danish Space
Research Institute, report:  "A new x-ray burst from the low-mass x-
ray binary 4U 0614+09 has been detected by the WATCH all-sky monitor
on the EURECA satellite.  The burst started at Mar. 2.59408 UT
and in 16 s reached a peak flux in excess of 20 Crabs in the energy
band 6-15 keV.  The burst was the second observed from this source
within a two-week period and was about 50 percent brighter than the
burst seen on Feb. 17 (IAUC 5710).  A 4-sigma excess flux was also
detected above 15 keV."

     A. K. Dupree, E. Guinan, and M. Smith further report, in addition
to the information on IAUC 5716:  "Photometry at Villanova on
Feb. 28 UT suggests that alpha Ori has paused in its decline in
brightness at V about +0.9.  International Ultraviolet Explorer
observations were acquired as a part of the ongoing monitoring
program on Feb. 24.  Radial velocity measurements in the H-alpha
region continue at the McMath Solar Telescope at Kitt Peak."

     On IAUC 5678, 'Supernova 1992bn in Anonymous Galaxy', line 5,
for  1".2 east and 6".8 north  read  1".2 west and 6".8 south
     On IAUC 5712, 'Corrigenda' for  plates taken by M. J.
Drinkwater  read  films taken by C. P. Cass

1993 March 3                   (5717)            Daniel W. E. Green

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