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IAUC 8371: V1186 Sco = N Sco 2004; 2004da; 2003lz

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                                                  Circular No. 8371
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     N. N. Samus, Institute of Astronomy, Moscow, informs us that
the designation V1186 Sco has been given to this nova (cf. IAUC
     E. Waagen, AAVSO, reports that V1186 Sco has brightened, as
indicated by the following magnitude estimates (visual unless
otherwise noted):  July 6.413 UT, 10.8 (J. Bedient, Honolulu, HI);
7.358, 10.6 (M. Linnolt, Honolulu, HI); 8.064, 9.9 (B. Monard,
Tiegerpoort, South Africa; unfiltered CCD); 8.175, V = 10.2 (R.
James, Las Cruces, NM; CCD); 8.440, 10.3 (Linnolt); 8.79, 9.5
(Monard; unfiltered CCD); 8.82, B = 11.0 (Monard; CCD); 9.331, 9.8
(Linnolt); 9.489, 9.7 (R. Axelson, Chapel Hill, Qld., Australia).

SUPERNOVA 2004da IN NGC 6901
     C. L. Gerardy and G. H. Marion, University of Texas at Austin,
report that a low-resolution optical spectrogram (resolution 300;
range 410-1000 nm) of SN 2004da (cf. IAUC 8370), obtained on July
8.26 UT with the 9.2-m Hobby/Eberly Telescope (+ Marcario Low-
Resolution Spectrograph) by M. Shetrone and F. Deglman, indicates
that it is a peculiar type-Ia supernova, a few days after maximum
light.  The spectrum resembles that of SN 1997br when eight days
past maximum light (Li et al. 1999, A.J. 117, 2709), albeit
exhibiting somewhat larger expansion velocities, perhaps indicating
that SN 2004da is at an earlier epoch.  Adopting the redshift of
NGC 6901 from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (4794 km/s), the
expansion velocity from the absorption minimum of the Si II feature
(rest wavelength 635.5 nm) is 15600 km/s.

SUPERNOVA 2003lz IN ESO 428-G13
     Y. Chen, Z. Lin, K. Huang, H. Lin, and W. Ip, Institute of
Astronomy, National Central University (note that "Taiwan" was
spelled incorrectly on IAUC 8364); and Y. Qiu and J. Hu, National
Astronomical Observatories of China, report the discovery of an
apparent supernova (mag 17.1) on unfiltered archival CCD images
taken on 2003 Oct. 30.83 UT with the 1-m Lulin Observatory
telescope.  The new object was located at R.A. = 7h16m25s.24, Decl.
= -29o37'04".5 (equinox 2000.0), which is 14".3 west and 10".3
north of the center of ESO 428-G13.  Additional unfiltered (red)
magnitudes for SN 2003lz:  2003 Nov. 6.83, 16.5; Dec. 7.77, 17.9;
9.83, 18.0; 19.83, 18.8; 2004 Jan. 5.83, [19.0; Apr. 26.50, [19.0.
Nothing is visible at the location of SN 2003lz on Palomar Sky
Survey images.

                      (C) Copyright 2004 CBAT
2004 July 9                    (8371)            Daniel W. E. Green

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