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IAUC 6134: 1995D; N Aql 1995

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                                                  Circular No. 6134
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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     S. Nakano, Sumoto, Japan, reports the discovery by Reiki
Kushida (Yatsugatake South Base Observatory) of an apparent
supernova of mag 14.0 on an unfiltered CCD frame taken on Feb.
10.756 UT with a 0.25-m f/6.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.  Y.
Kushida has measured the following accurate position from five CCD
images by the discoverer:  R.A. = 9h40m54s.79, Decl. = +5o08'26".6
(equinox 2000.0), which corresponds to a point 11" east and 90".5
south of the center of NGC 2962; no image brighter than mag 17
appears at this position on CCD images secured by R. Kushida on
1994 Dec. 3, on 1995 Jan. 13, and on Jan. 25.  Comet patrol T-Max
films taken by Y. Kushida on Jan. 31 show no star brighter than mag
14.8.  A further unfiltered CCD image by Y. Kushida on Feb. 11.475
shows SN 1995D at mag 13.9 +/- 0.2.

     R. M. Wagner and R. Bertram, Ohio State University; and S. G.
Starrfield, Arizona State University, report:  "Optical spectra
(range 450-570 nm, resolution 1 nm) of the nova candidate described
on IAUC 6133 were obtained at the Perkins 1.8-m telescope on Feb.
10.54 UT.  The spectra show strong H-beta and permitted Fe II
emission lines.  The continuum over this spectral range is
relatively flat.  The FWHM of H-beta emission is about 1200 km/s.
The spectra confirm this object as a slow 'Fe II'-class nova in its
post-maximum phase of development."
     O. Ohshima, M. Shimizu, and K. Ayani, Bisei Astronomical
Observatory; and M. Suzuki, Kanazawa Institute of Technology,
communicate:  "We obtained spectra of this object with the Bisei
1.01-m reflector (+ CCD spectrograph) on Feb. 10.9 UT.  Strong
emission lines of H-alpha, H-beta, Fe II (492.3, 501.8, 516.9 nm),
[N II] (575.4 nm), and Na I (589.0 nm) were identified clearly.
The FWHM of the H-alpha line (corrected by the instrumental FWHM of
1.18 nm) is 2.94 nm, which corresponds to a velocity dispersion of
1340 km/s.  The H-alpha profile shows red-wing asymmetry."
     Additional visual magnitude estimates:  Feb. 10.18 UT, 8.8 (L.
Kiss, Szeged, Hungary); 10.198, 8.9 (L. Szentasko, Veresegyhaz,
Hungary); 10.551, 8.6 (P. Collins, Scottsdale, AZ).

1995 February 11               (6134)            Daniel W. E. Green

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