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IAUC 8576: V1188 Sco = N Sco 2005; C/2005 M6-M10

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                                                  Circular No. 8576
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     N. N. Samus, Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of
Sciences, informs us that the designation V1188 Sco has been given
to this nova (cf. IAUC 8574, 8575).
     H. Naito and N. Tokimasa, Nishi-Harima Astronomical
Observatory (NHAO); and H. Yamaoka, Kyushu University, report that
a low-resolution spectrum (range 300-850 nm; resolution 150) of
V1188 Sco, obtained on July 27.6 UT with NHAO 0.60-m telescope (+
NILS), shows a broad H_alpha feature (FWHM = 1730 km/s) with P-Cyg
profile, suggesting that V1188 Sco is indeed a classical nova.
Yamaoka adds that M. Fujii, Ibara, Japan, obtained a spectrum on
July 27.53, which shows a clear H_alpha line in emission.
     F. M. Walter, State University of New York at Stony Brook; H.
E. Bond, Space Telescope Science Institute; and A. Pasten, SMARTS
and Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory (CTIO), confirm that
V1188 Sco is a classical nova near or before peak.  A 0.31-nm-
resolution spectrum (range 570-690 nm), taken on July 28.16 UT
using the SMARTS/CTIO 1.5-m RC spectrograph, shows broad H_alpha
(FWZI = 4000 km/s, EW= -3.5 nm) and Fe II (74) lines in emission
atop a photospheric continuum with absorption lines.  He I 587.6-nm
appears in absorption; the Na D line (EW = 0.5 nm) shows three
absorption components.  The peak of the H_alpha emission is
blueshifted by about 250 km/s; the P-Cyg absorption is blueshifted
by about 900 km/s.  There may also be an absorption feature at +350

COMETS C/2005 M6-M10 (SOHO)
     Several more tailless Kreutz sungrazing comets have been found
on SOHO images (cf. IAUC 8572).  C/2005 M6 was tiny, faint, and
diffuse.  C/2005 M7 was stellar, tiny, and faint in the C3 images,
but slightly diffuse in C2 images, reaching mag about 6.4 at 7.8
solar radii on June 26.021 UT.  C/2005 M8 was faint and diffuse,
reaching mag about 8.0 at 7.6 solar radii on June 27.829.  C/2005
M9 was very diffuse in C2 images, reaching mag about 7.8 at 7.5
solar radii on June 28.162.  C/2005 M10 was diffuse and very faint.

 Comet       2005 UT       R.A.(2000)Decl.  Inst.  F    MPEC
 C/2005 M6   June 24.777   6 08.4   +21 40   C2    SH   2005-O35
 C/2005 M7        25.529   6 10.1   +20 29   C3/2  XL   2005-O35
 C/2005 M8        27.771   6 19.5   +21 41   C2    RM   2005-O35
 C/2005 M9        27.846   6 19.2   +20 55   C3/2  RM   2005-O35
 C/2005 M10       29.421   6 26.4   +21 38   C2    KC   2005-O35

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2005 July 28                   (8576)            Daniel W. E. Green

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