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IAUC 8184: Poss. N IN Cru; 2003hg, 2003hh, 2003hi, 2003hj, 2003hk, 2003hl

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                                                  Circular No. 8184
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POSSIBLE NOVA IN CRUX
     V. Tabur, Wanniassa, A.C.T., reports his discovery on CCD
images (taken with a 140-mm f/2.8 Nikon telephoto lens) of a
possible nova of mag 10.2 at R.A. = 12h23m16s.2, Decl. = -60o22'34"
(equinox 2000.0; estimated uncertainty +/- 4") on Aug. 20.486 and
20.490 UT.  The object was possibly visible near limiting mag 11.9
on Aug. 18, but not visible on Tabur's many CCD images back to Jan.
2000.  A brief observation through clouds by Tabur around Aug. 21.5
indicated that the object had brightened by approximately 1 mag in
one day.  L. A. G. Monard, Pretoria, S. Africa, reports that the
new object appeared at unfiltered CCD mag 9.2 on Aug. 21.71.  Both
observers add that nothing appears at this position on Palomar
survey plates.


SUPERNOVAE 2003hg, 2003hh, 2003hi, 2003hj, 2003hk, 2003hl
     Several additional apparent supernovae have been reported from
unfiltered CCD images -- 2003hg, 2003hh, 2003hk, and 2003hl by M.
Moore and W. Li (via LOTOSS/KAIT; cf. IAUC 8182), and 2003hi,
2003hj, and 2003hk by T. Boles (cf. IAUC 8179).  The tabulated data
below for 2003hg, 2003hh, and 2003hl are from Li, the rest from
Boles.

SN      2003 UT      R.A.  (2000.0)  Decl.     Mag.     Offset
2003hg  Aug. 18.4   23 51 24.13  +20 06 38.3   16.9   11".5 W, 3".9 S
2003hh  Aug. 18.5    0 00 07.08  +08 16 42.3   18.7   0".4 E, 2".9 S
2003hi  Aug. 19.87  15 56 33.80  +41 53 47.5   18.1   8".9 E, 6".1 S
2003hj  Aug. 19.92  15 24 20.51  +29 57 11.9   17.5   1".0 E, 8".2 S
2003hk  Aug. 20.11   2 46 25.69  + 3 36 32.3   17.6   5".8 E, 6".0 N
2003hl  Aug. 20.5    1 59 21.28  +19 00 14.5   16.5   24".2 E, 13".0 S

Additional approximate magnitudes (from KAIT unless denoted 'B' for
Boles):  SN 2003hg in NGC 7771, Aug. 9.4 UT, [19.0; 19.4, 16.9.  SN
2003hh in UGC 12890, Aug. 8.5, [19.5; 19.4, 18.1.  SN 2003hi in MCG
+07-33-16, Feb. 28, [19.0 (B); Apr. 8, [19.5 (B); May 28, [19.5 (B);
Aug. 20.852, 18.1 (B).  SN 2003hj in MCG +05-36-28, Feb. 3, [19.0
(B); Apr. 8, [19.5 (B); May 28, [19.5 (B); Aug. 20.846, 17.9 (B).
SN 2003hk in NGC 1085, Jan. 7, [19.0 (B); Feb. 1.2, [19.0; 17,
[19.0 (B); Aug. 20.5, 16.1; 21.063, 17.6 (B); 21.5, 16.0.  SN
2003hl in NGC 772, Aug. 11.5, [19.0; 21.5, 16.4.  SN 2003hi is also
absent from Palomar Sky Survey 1991 red and 1988 blue plates, SN
2003hj from 1987 red and 1990 blue plates, and SN 2003hk from 1990
red and 1992 blue plates.  Position end figures for SN 2003hk from
Li:  25s.76, 32".2 (or 6".3 east and 5".9 north of the nucleus of
NGC 1085).

                      (C) Copyright 2003 CBAT
2003 August 21                 (8184)            Daniel W. E. Green

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