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IAUC 8380: Poss. N IN Sco; C/1996 L2, M3; C/2004 L3-L11, M1-M7 (SOHO)

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                                                  Circular No. 8380
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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POSSIBLE NOVA IN SCORPIUS
     H. Yamaoka, Kyushu University, reports that Akira Takao,
Kitakyushu, Japan, has discovered a possible nova (mag 7.4) on
unfiltered CCD images taken with a 120-mm telephoto lens on Aug.
3.583 UT.  The new object is located at R.A. = 17h29m18s, Decl. =
-31o46'.0 (equinox 2000.0; uncertainty about 5").  Nothing was
visible on his previous images (limiting magnitudes: July 18.637,
[11.9; 30.569, [10.8).  An ASAS-3 image taken on Aug. 2.071 also
shows this new object at V = 9.9, though the previous ASAS-3 images
show nothing at this position (most recently on July 26.271).  No
known x-ray or bright infrared source is catalogued at this position.


COMETS C/1996 L2, M3; C/2004 L3-L11, M1-M7 (SOHO)
     Continuation to IAUC 8367 (BZ = B. Zhou):

 Comet       1996 UT       R.A.(2000)Decl.   Inst.  F   MPEC
 C/1996 L2   June 15.435    5 25.5  +20 06   C3     XL  2004-P15
 C/1996 M3        20.612    5 50.8  +21 11   C3     XL  2004-P15

 Comet        2004 UT      R.A.(2000)Decl.   Inst.  F   MPEC
 C/2004 L3    June  5.076   4 53.1  +20 49   C2     RK  2004-O04
 C/2004 L4          7.916   5 04.2  +21 04   C2     XZ  2004-O04
 C/2004 L5          8.185   5 04.8  +21 03   C2     BZ  2004-O04
 C/2004 L6          9.588   5 10.4  +21 23   C2     XZ  2004-O04
 C/2004 L7          9.596   5 08.8  +20 19   C3/2   RK  2004-O04
 C/2004 L8         10.554   5 13.3  +20 27   C3/2   KC  2004-O05
 C/2004 L9         10.976   5 15.9  +21 16   C2     XZ  2004-O05
 C/2004 L10        13.671   5 22.1  +23 16   C2     RK  2004-O05
 C/2004 L11        15.338   5 30.9  +21 48   C2     TH  2004-P12
 C/2004 M1         18.033   5 42.8  +21 32   C3/2   RK  2004-P12
 C/2004 M2         24.888   6 09.1  +20 33   C3/2   JS  2004-P12
 C/2004 M3         26.392   6 15.9  +21 40   C2     DC  2004-P12
 C/2004 M4         26.967   6 17.6  +21 41   C3/2   TH  2004-P13
 C/2004 M5         27.558   6 20.6  +21 45   C2     TH  2004-P13
 C/2004 M6         27.558   6 20.6  +21 44   C2     XL  2004-P13
 C/2004 M7         27.883   6 21.2  +21 54   C2     TH  2004-P13

All of the above comets are Kreutz sungrazers except for C/2004 L10
(which is a Kracht-group member).

                      (C) Copyright 2004 CBAT
2004 August 5                  (8380)            Daniel W. E. Green

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