Nova in CMa 2018-03-25

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Nova in CMa 2018-03-25

Postby Francois Teyssier » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:42 am

Nova CMa 2018

This one is observable in Northern hemisphere

http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/unconf/ ... 12330.html

TCP J07134590-2112330


AD (2000) 07 13 45.90

DE (2000) -21 12 33.0

Discovery Mag 12

Please use nova cma 2018 as object name

François Teyssier

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ATEL #11475 ATEL #11475

Title: Spectroscopic Confirmation of TCP J07134590-2112330 as a Galactic
Classical Nova in Canis Major
Author: Jay Strader, Laura Chomiuk, Arash Bahramian, Sam Swihart (Michigan
State)
Queries: chomiuk@pa.msu.edu
Posted: 25 Mar 2018; 04:21 UT
Subjects:Optical, Nova, Transient

<a href="http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/unconf/followups/J07134590-2112330.html">
TCP J07134590-2112330</a> was discovered by Yuji Nakamura on 2018 March
24.5 UT as a 12 mag optical transient. We obtained spectroscopic observations
of TCP J07134590-2112330 with the Goodman spectrograph on the 4-m SOAR
telescope on 2018 Mar 25.1 UT, with a low-resolution spectrum (R~1200)
covering 3850--7850 A. The spectrum indicates that TCP J07134590-2112330
is a young classical nova, with strong hydrogen Balmer emission lines and
additional strong lines of [O I] and Fe II. The Balmer lines show P Cygni
profiles; the FWHM of the H alpha emission component is 1250 km/s, and
the absorption trough extends to -2000 km/s.</br>

Astrometry of the acquisition image implies that this transient is identical
to a source in the Pan-STARRS1 catalog with g=21.5 and r=21.2. The Pan-STARRS1
J2000 position of TCP J07134590-2112330 is RA = 07h13m45.843s , Dec = -21d12'31.28",
with a catalog uncertainty of about 25 mas per coordinate.


PS: I see that Paolo quotes this new nova in another post.
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