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IAUC 6001: N Oph 1994; 1994Q; 1994i

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                                                  Circular No. 6001
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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     S. Nakano, Sumoto, Japan, reports the discovery by Akihiko
Tago (Yanahara-cho, Kume-gun, Okayama) of an apparent nova of
mag 7.0 on T-Max 400 exposures taken with a 50-mm f/2.8 camera lens
on June 1.647 and 2.672 UT; the star was not visible on his patrol
films through May 20.  Nakano forwards the following position from
Y. Kushida, Yatsugatake South Base Observatory:  R.A. = 17h35m44s.61,
Decl. = -19o19'34".1 (equinox 2000.0); the corresponding 1950.0
position is R.A. = 17h32m47s.56, Decl. = -19o17'41".8.  A
measurement from A. Sugie, Dynic Astronomical Observatory, gives
the end figures as 44s.62 and 33".9 (equinox 2000.0).  Additional
magnitude estimates:  May 16.63, [9 (M. Sugano, Kakogawa, Hyogo;
Tri-X film); June 1.73, 7.5-8 (Sugano); 2.621, 6.5 (Minoru Yamamoto,
Okazaki, Aichi; independent discovery on T-Max film); 3.54, 8.5
(Kushida, visual); 3.557, 7.9 (Kushida; T-Max 400 film); 3.617, 7.8
(S. Takahashi, Dynic Astronomical Observatory; visual).

     C. Pollas, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (OCA), reports his
discovery of a supernova (mag R about 16.5) at R.A. = 16h48m11s.64,
Decl. = +40o31'01".1 (equinox 1950.0), which is 0".4 west and 3".5
south of the center of the host galaxy.  SN 1994Q was found on two
plates taken by D. Albanese on June 2.92 and 3.06 UT with the 0.9-m
OCA Schmidt telescope; nothing is visible at this position on a
similar plate taken one month ago.  A nearby star (R about 15) has
end figures 05s.97, 30'50".5.  A. V. Filippenko, T. Matheson, and
A. J. Barth, University of California at Berkeley, report that
inspection of uncalibrated CCD spectra (range 310-800 nm, resolution
0.6 nm) obtained on June 3 with the Shane 3-m reflector at Lick
Observatory suggests that the object is a supernova of type Ia,
probably about 1 week past maximum brightness.

     Total visual magnitude estimates (cf. IAUC 5987):  May 13.14
UT, 9.3 (J. E. Bortle, Stormville, NY, 20x80 binoculars); 15.99,
9.7 (L. Szentasko, Veresegyhaz, Hungary, 0.33-m reflector); June
2.28, 9.8 (C. E. Spratt, Victoria, BC, 0.20-m reflector).

1994 June 3                    (6001)            Daniel W. E. Green

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