Possible Nova in Sagittarius

Precise Astrometry

Ra 17h 59m 59.633 s  Dec -30 53´20.52

Photometry V = 10.1

CCD image using a 10"SCT with a HX516 CCD 10 sec exposure ( 3 frames )

Date  04-16-2002 2:14 UT

Next image obtained at 4:00 UT confirming the star ( 1 frames )

Possible Progenitor identified as

USNO-A2.0 0525-31255131

At position J2000 RA 17 59 59.473 DEC -30 53 18.69

BMag 19.4 Rmag 16.9

 

Location

Brasilia - Brasil  16S 48W

Paulo Cacella

 

 

Image Taken with a F4.1 10" SCT 04-16-2002 2:14 UT

 

DSS2/AAO Red Plate Centered at Nova

Possible Progenitor identified as

USNO-A2.0 0525-31255131

At position J2000 RA 17 59 59.473 DEC -30 53 18.69

BMag 19.4 Rmag 16.9

ESO MAMA/CAI Blue Centered at Nova