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IAUC 7976: V4743 Sgr = ANOTHER N IN Sgr; 2002fk; V838 Mon

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                                                  Circular No. 7976
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     N. N. Samus, Institute of Astronomy, Moscow, informs us that
the designation V4743 Sgr has been given to this nova (cf. IAUC
     T. Kato, Kyoto University, reports that six prediscovery Tri-X
400 films taken by T. Hishikura (Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan) around
Sept. 18.465 UT with a 200-mm f/2.8 camera lens shows the nova at
mag 5.5.  CCD photometry by J. D. West, Mulvane, KS:  Sept. 23.070,
V = 6.37.  Further visual magnitude estimates:  Sept. 21.448, 5.5
(A. Beresford, Adelaide, S. Australia); 21.993, 6.0 (J. Garcia,
Rama Caida, Argentina); 22.10, 6.1 (A. Hale, Cloudcroft, NM;
moonlight); 22.354, 6.2 (J. Bedient, Honolulu, HI); 22.523, 6.2 (A.
Pearce, Nedlands, W. Australia); 22.912, 6.3 (A. Amorim,
Florianopolis, Brazil; moonlight); 23.322, 6.3 (Bedient); 23.365,
5.8 (S. J. O'Meara, Volcano, HI); 23.496, 6.1 (Pearce); 23.867, 6.2
(L. Parmeggiani, Bray-et-Lu, France).

SUPERNOVA 2002fk IN NGC 1309
     K. Ayani, Bisei Astronomical Observatory (BAO); and H.
Yamaoka, Kyushu University, write:  "A low-resolution spectrum
(range 500-700 nm) of SN 2002fk (cf. IAUC 7973), obtained with BAO
1.01-m telescope on Sept. 20.7 UT, indicates that it is a type-Ia
supernova before maximum light.  Adopting the NASA/IPAC
Extragalactic Database recession velocity of 2135 km/s, the
expansion velocity deduced from Si II (rest 635.5 nm) is about
10900 km/s."
     CCD photometry, unfiltered unless otherwise noted:  Sept.
12.110 UT, [18.0 (L. A. G. Monard, Bronberg Ridge, near Pretoria,
S. Africa); 19.848, 14.5 (Monard); 20.095, 14.4 (Monard); 20.421, V
= 14.1 (J. D. West, Mulvane, KS); 21.003, 14.1 (Monard); 21.998,
13.9 (Monard); 23.099, 13.7 (Monard).

     A. M. Watson and R. Costero, Instituto de Astronomia,
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, report the following
magnitudes obtained at the Observatorio Astronomico Nacional 2.1-m
telescope (+ CID camera) on Sept. 19 UT:  [7.7 microns] = 2.1:,
[8.7 microns] = 1.5, [9.7 microns] = 1.3, [10.3 microns] = 1.3,
[11.7 microns] = 1.2, [12.5 microns] about 1.3; [18 microns] = [1.0
(not detected).  The star has brightened in the range 8.7-11.9
microns by about 3 mag since January (cf. IAUC 7831).

                      (C) Copyright 2002 CBAT
2002 September 23              (7976)            Daniel W. E. Green

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