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IAUC 8219: Poss. N IN Cir; 2003hl, 2003iq; 2000gb; AG Dra

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                                                  Circular No. 8219
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POSSIBLE NOVA IN CIRCINUS
     W. Liller, Vina del Mar, Chile, reports his discovery of a
possible nova on Technical Pan film images taken with a 85-mm Nikon
camera lens (+ red filter) on Oct. 9.004 (mag approximately 7.7)
and 9.008 UT (mag approximately 8.2).  The new object, which was
absent on exposures taken on Sept. 26.004 (limiting mag 11.5) and
Oct. 4.010 (limiting mag 11.0), is located at R.A. = 15h17m.8,
Decl. = -61o58' (equinox 2000.0).


SUPERNOVAE 2003hl AND 2003iq IN NGC 772
     Jean-Marie Llapasset, Perpignan, France, reports the discovery
of an apparent supernova (mag 16.4), on 26 unfiltered CCD images
taken with a 0.28-m reflector around Oct. 8.958 UT, while
monitoring SN 2003hl (cf. IAUC 8184), which itself was at mag about
16.5.  The new object is located at R.A. = 1h59m19s.96, Decl. =
+18o59'42".1 (equinox 2000.0), which is 5".3 east and 45".9 south
of the nucleus of NGC 772, and about 37" southwest of SN 2003hl.
H. Yamaoka, Kyushu University, reports that R-band images taken by
K. Ayani, Bisei Astronomical Observatory (BAO), on Oct. 9.60 with
BAO 1.01-m telescope show the new object at R about 16.0 and at
position end figures 19s.92, 41".8.  An image taken by Llapasset on
Oct. 5.97 does not show SN 2003iq (limiting mag about 17.5).
Additional magnitudes of SN 2003hl by Llapasset:  Aug. 28.182,
16.6, Oct. 5.965, 16.8.


SUPERNOVA 2000gb
     Further to IAUC 8218, D. S. Madgwick adds that another type-Ia
supernova has been detected in the first SDSS data release, located
at R.A. = 17h32m28s.54, Decl. = +56o04'25".5 (equinox 2000.0), with
a redshift of 0.1225 and an estimated magnitude of V = 20.4 on 2000
Oct. 1.


AG DRACONIS
     E. O. Waagen, AAVSO, reports that the current outburst of AG
Dra (cf. IAUC 8217) is another in a series of smaller outbursts
that have occurred since that last major outburst in 1991, the most
recent of them occurring in Sept. 2002 (when the star reached m_v
about 9.2).  AAVSO visual magnitude estimates:  Sept. 25.868 UT,
10.1 (E. Broens, Mol, Belgium); 28.853, 9.7 (P. Cloesen, Beringen,
Belgium); 29.795, 9.2 (E. Muyllaert, Oostende, Belgium); Oct.
1.158, 8.8 (R. Royer, Springville, CA); 3.970, 9.4 (B. Granslo,
Fjellhamar, Norway); 8.000, 9.2 (Granslo).

                      (C) Copyright 2003 CBAT
2003 October 10                (8219)            Daniel W. E. Green

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