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IAUC 8596: V1047 Cen = N Cen 2005; 2003 UB_313

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                                                  Circular No. 8596
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     W. Liller, Vina del Mar, Chile, reports his discovery of an
apparent nova (mag approximately 8.5) on two Technical Pan
photographs taken on Sept. 1.031 UT with an 85-mm camera lens and
an orange filter.  The new object is located at R.A. = 13h20m.8,
Decl. = -62o37' (equinox 2000.0); nothing was seen at this location
brighter than mag 11.0 on Aug. 12.050.  CCD photometry on Sept.
4.028 yielded V = 8.83.  C. Jacques and E. Pimentel, Belo Horizonte,
Brazil, report the following precise position for this nova from a
CCD image taken on Sept. 4.91 with a 0.3-m reflector that yielded V
= 8.81:  R.A. = 13h20m49s.74, Decl. = -62o37'50".5.  On Sept. 4.050,
Liller obtained a red CCD spectrum (dispersion at H_alpha = 0.32
nm/pixel) with an objective grating and a 0.20-m Schmidt camera.
The spectrum shows a moderately strong H_alpha emission line having
a peak approximately twice the brightness of the neighboring
continuum; its FWHM is 840 +/- 50 km/s; no P-Cyg absorption is
discernible.  The close similarity of this spectrum with those of
V5114 Sgr (N Sgr 2004) and V5116 Sgr (N Sgr 2005 No. 2) makes it
virtually certain that the new object is indeed a classical nova.
Visual magnitude estimates:  Sept. 3.91, 9.7 (J. G. de S. Aguiar,
Monte Mor, Brazil); 4.91, 8.9 (Aguiar); 4.927, 8.8 (R. Y. Shida,
Sao Paulo, Brazil).
     N. N. Samus, Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of
Sciences, informs us that the designation V1047 Cen has been given
to this nova.

2003 UB_313
     J.-M. Petit, Observatoire de Besancon; M. Holman, Harvard-
Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; and B. Gladman, University of
British Columbia, report photometric observations of 2003 UB_313
(cf. IAUC 8577).  Holman obtained 120-240-s exposures during July
30.285-30.437 and 31.322-31.420 UT with the 6.5-m Baade telescope
(+ Inamori Magellan Areal f/4.3 Camera and Spectrograph + Bessell R
filter) at Las Campanas.  Gladman obtained 30-120-s exposures
during Aug. 2.278-2.435 and 3.330-3.382 with the 8.2-m UT-1 Very
Large Telescope (+ FORS2 camera + specialized Bessell R filter) at
Cerro Paranal.  Aperture photometry performed by Petit shows
evidence of variability at the 0.015-mag level within two
individual nights of observation.  The night-to-night variations
from July 30 to 31 and from Aug. 2 to 3 are of the same order.
Data do not cover an arc long enough to determine a period, but if
the variations are due to rotation, then the period exceeds 8 hr.
However, the observed variation might be due to other effects, such
as unknown color terms.

                      (C) Copyright 2005 CBAT
2005 September 8               (8596)            Daniel W. E. Green

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