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IAUC 8999: V679 Car = N Car 2008; 206P

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                                                  Circular No. 8999
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     E. O. Waagen and A. Henden, AAVSO, report the discovery of an
apparent nova (mag 7.9) by Katarzyna Malek, Center for Theoretical
Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, on an image taken on
Nov. 26.26 UT with the "Pi of the Sky" automated survey (original
report apparently via vsnet-alert 10740).  The object, which was
at mag 7.55 on Nov. 27.27, was reported by Malek to be located at
R.A. = 11h13m54s, Decl. = -61o14'00" (equinox 2000.0).  A. Maury,
S. Barnes, and C. Harlingten have measured the position of the nova
on unfiltered CCD images taken on Dec. 1.266 with a 50-cm f/6.9
reflector located at San Pedro de Atacama, Chile:  R.A. =
11h13m53s.78, Decl. = -61o13'48".1, magnitude 7.4.  N. Samus and
E. V. Kazarovets report that the GCVS team assigns the designation
V679 Car to this object.
     H. E. Bond, Space Telescope Science Institute, writes that a
spectrogram (range 365-545 nm; resolution 0.43 nm) of V679 Car was
obtained with the SMARTS 1.5-m telescope on Cerro Tololo by M.
Hernandez and F. Walter on Nov. 30.37 UT.  The spectrum confirms
that the object is a classical nova, of the "Fe II" type.  The
spectrum is dominated by broad emission lines of the Balmer series
and of Fe II emission features.  The FWZI of H_beta is about 4000
km/s.  Continued spectroscopic and photometric observations are
     Visual magnitude estimates for V679 Car:  Nov. 29.120 UT, 8.3
(A. Amorim, Florianopolis, Brazil); 30.775, 8.4 (N. J. Brown,
Ellenbrook, West Australia).  CCD magnitude estimates for V679 Car
by D. Hanzl, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile:  Nov. 25.317, 8.6 (Canon
20Da camera, R channel); 28.313, 7.9; Dec. 2.241, 8.9 (Canon 300D
camera, R).  Nothing is visible at this location on Hanzl's images
from Nov. 22.258-22.266 (limiting mag 12.0) and 24.268-24.301
(limiting mag 13.9).
     P. Schmeer, Bischmisheim, Germany, forwards the following
position for V679 Car from C. Gualdoni:  R.A. = 11h13m53s.79,
Decl. = -61o13'48".2 (equinox 2000.0); Schmeer adds that this is
only 1".4 from a BMW-Chandra source located at position end
figures 53s.66, 49".3.

     Comet P/2008 T3 (Barnard-Boattini) = P/1892 T1 (cf. IAUC 8995)
has been given the permanent designation 206P.  Comet P/2008 T5
(NEAT) = P/2001 J1 (cf. IAUC 8996) has been given the permanent
designation 207P.  See also MPC 64001.

                      (C) Copyright 2008 CBAT
2008 December 2                (8999)            Daniel W. E. Green

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