(IAAC) Fwd: AAVSO News Flash #537 [Nova Aql 1999 #2!]

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Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 11:10:21 -0500 (EST)
From: AAVSO <aavso@aavso.org>
To: AAVSO <aavso@aavso.org>
Subject: AAVSO News Flash - No. 537

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                        * * *  AAVSO NEWS FLASH  * * *

Subject: 1918+04 NOVA AQUILAE 1999 NUMBER 2         No. 537
                                                    December 2, 1999

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1918+04 NOVA AQUILAE 1999 NUMBER 2

We have been informed by the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
(IAU Circular 7323) that AAVSO observer and visual nova searcher Alfredo
Pereira, Portugal, has discovered a bright nova in Aquila on DEC 01.785 UT
at about visual magnitude 6.0.  His discovery was made during his visual
search of the area using 14x100 binoculars.  Visual confirmation was made
by C. Vitorino (Portugal), D. Green (USA), and D. di Cicco (USA).

A precise position of N Aql 99 No. 2 was reported by D. di Cicco as:
    R.A. = 19h 23m 05s.38   Decl.= +04 57' 20".1  (Equinox 2000.0)

Observations obtained form IAU Circular 7323 and reported to the AAVSO
include the following:

               UT          MAG         OBSERVER

           DEC 01.785      6.0         A. Pereira, Portugal
           DEC 01.819      5.9         C. Vitorino, Portugal
           DEC 01.939      5.1         D. Green, USA
           DEC 01.95       5.2 CCD     D. di Cicco, USA
           DEC 01.954      5.5         M. Mattei, USA
           DEC 01.958      5.6         G. Nowak, USA
           DEC 01.9792     5.1         H. Menali, USA
           DEC 01.9778     5.2         G. Menali, USA
           DEC 01.985      5.4         M. Mattei, USA
           DEC 02.208      4.9         H. Dahle, USA

For more information and an an AAVSO "aa" scale preliminary chart
please see AAVSO ALERT NOTICE 264 which will issued later today and
posted on the AAVSO web page:       http://www.aavso.org

Congratulations to Alfredo on his discovery!

Please monitor these and other variable stars closely and phone-in, fax,
or e-mail your observations to the AAVSO.

Good observing!
Janet A. Mattei, Director
Rebecca Pellock, Technical Assistant
Symbols may include:  < = fainter than magnitude given (variable not seen)
                      : = uncertain
                   CCDV = Charge-coupled device with (V) filter

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