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IAUC 7223: N Aql 1999; THE EDGAR WILSON AWARD; 1999by

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                                                  Circular No. 7223
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     S. Nakano, Sumoto, Japan, reports the discovery by Akihiko
Tago, Tsuyama, of an apparent nova (mag 8.8) on two TMax-400 films
taken on July 13.558, 13.560, 13.565, and 13.567 UT with a 55-mm
f/3 camera lens.  Tago places the object at R.A. = 19h07m40s, Decl.
= +12o32'.2 (equinox 2000.0), and he notes that nothing is visible
at this location on his films of July 5 and 9 (limiting mag 11 and
10.5, respectively).  On a film taken on July 14.5, Tago derived
mag about 8.9 for the star.  Nakano also reports the following
position from a CCD image obtained by A. Nakamura, Kuma Kogen, on
July 14.513:  R.A. = 19h07m36s.90, Decl. = +12o31'26".2.
The closest star on the Digital Sky Survey is one of mag about 18
located about 4" northeast of Nakamura's position; a red star (R =
16.4) located 8" southwest of Nakamura's position is listed in the
USNO A1.0 catalogue.
     K. Ayani and T. Kawabata, Bisei Astronomical Observatory
(BAO), Okayama, report:  "We obtained a low-resolution spectrum
(range 470-680 nm) of Tago's suspected nova on July 14.6 UT with
the BAO 1.01-m telescope.  Strong, broad H-alpha and H-beta lines
are visible.  The H-alpha line has FWHM about 3400 km/s and
equivalent width about 50 nm."

     With reference to IAUC 6936, the Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory wishes to announce that the 1999 Edgar Wilson Award for
the discovery of comets by amateur astronomers is being divided
among the following six individuals or groups:  Peter Williams,
Heathcote, N.S.W., Australia, for C/1998 P1; Roy A. Tucker, Tucson,
AZ, U.S.A., for P/1998 QP_54; Michael Jager, Weissenkirchen i.d.
Wachau, Austria, for P/1998 U3; Justin Tilbrook, Clare, S.A.,
Australia, for C/1999 A1; Korado Korlevic and Mario Juric, Visnjan,
Croatia, for P/1999 DN_3; and Steven Lee, Coonabarabran, N.S.W.,
Australia, for C/1999 H1.

SUPERNOVA 1999by IN NGC 2841
     CCD magnitudes by D. Hanzl, Brno, Czech Republic (comparison
star GSC 3431.625, using Tycho magnitudes):  June 2.868 UT, V =
14.70 +/- 0.03, V-R = +0.30 +/- 0.05, V-I = +0.8 +/- 0.1; July
4.852, V = 16.1 +/- 0.1, V-R = +0.21 +/- 0.05; 5.860, R = 15.8 +/-
0.2; 5.871, I = 15.3 +/- 0.1.

                      (C) Copyright 1999 CBAT
1999 July 14                   (7223)            Daniel W. E. Green

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