sabato 24 marzo 2018

Discovery of a Possible, Very Bright Galactic Nova ASASSN-18fv

Following the posting on the ATel #11454 about the discovery by All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae survey (ASAS-SN) of a new transient source, possibly a classical nova, near the Galactic plane in Carina (ASAS-SN Designation: ASASSN-18fv).

On images taken on 2018/03/24 UT12:47 I can confirm the presence of an optical counterpart with V-filtered CCD magnitude 6.484.

Below you can see my confirmation image (single 5-sec exposure through a 0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD).
ASASSN-18fv_20180324UT2346_V_5s_rev0



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