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CBAT "Transient Object Followup Reports"

PNV J15290182-4449409

PNV J15290182-4449409   2016 09 08.25  *  15 29 01.82 -44 49 40.9   9.1 V             Lup       0 0



2016 09 27.4185

Following the posting on ATel #9538 & #9539 and on the Central Bureau's Transient Object Confirmation Page about a possible bright Nova in Lupus (TOCP Designation: PNV J15290182-4449409), I performed some follow-up of this object remotely through a 0.32-m f/9 reflector + CCD + f7 focal reducer of iTelescope network (MPC Code Q62 - Siding spring, Australia). On my images taken on September 27.4, 2016 I can confirm the presence of an optical counterpart with unfiltered magnitude about 6.5 (rough estimate) at coordinates: R.A. = 15 29 01.76, Decl.= -44 49 39.7 (equinox 2000.0; UCAC-4 catalogue reference stars). An animation showing a comparison between my image and the archive POSS2/UKSTU Red plate (1992-07-30) is available here: http://gph.is/2dgVjR6 - by Ernesto Guido



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