POSSIBLE NOVA IN SCUTUM – XM08AC

POSSIBLE NOVA IN SCUTUM

  

 

POSSIBLE NOVA IN SCUTUM
Guoyou Sun(Qufu, Shandong, China) and Xing Gao (Urumqi, Xinjiang, China) report a potential nova(mag approximately 11.8) discovery from several 60-s images
(limiting mag about 14.0) taken by Xing Gao in Xingming Wide-Angle Sky Survey Nova Search Programm(XWASS-NSP) around Mar.1.92859 UT using a Canon EOS 350D Camera (+200-mm f/2.8 lens), the new object located at R.A. = 18h56m46s.49, Decl. = -08o54’35.0″ (equinox 2000.0; USNO-B1.0 reference stars),with confirming images on Mar.2.XXX UT showing the new object at mag about XX.X.
Nothing was visible at this location on images taken on Feb 20, 24, 26, 29.

J2000 USNO-B1.0

XMO8AC C2008 03 01.92859 18 56 46.49 -08 54 35.0 11.8 V C42

C42 Xingming Observatory, Mt. Nanshan. Observers X. Gao, G.Sun Measurers J. Beize. 0.07-m f/2.8 lens and camera.

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