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From: TerryMosel@aol.com
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 19:29:07 EDT
Subject: Possible Nova in Scutum, Pluto

Hi all,

1. Possible Nova in Scutum (per Prof Mark Bailey, Armagh Observatory)
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THE ASTRONOMER Electronic Circular No 1912      2003 Aug 30 17.30UT
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"POSSIBLE NOVA IN SCUTUM
IAUC 8190 and VSNET report the discovery of a possible nova by Hideo
Nishimura (Kakegawa, Shizuoka-ken, Japan) on T-Max films taken on Aug.
28.58 (mag 8.5) and 29.436 UT (mag about 8.4) with a Pentax 200-mm f/4.0
lens.

The position is R.A. = 18h49m38s, Decl. = -9o33'45" (2000.0).

Andrew Pearce, Australia, reported a magnitude of 9.3 on August 30.461.

This object is well-placed for observation from the UK being almost due
south as the sky gets dark."

2. I'm just back from a w/end in Schull, West Cork, where I spotted Pluto 
(with a C-14), for the first time since the 1960's, on a fantastically clear Sat 
night. Also, Mars was quite nice....

More details later.

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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