(CCD image by G. Garradd)
Liller's nova suspect
I have received the following nova suspect report from W. Liller. A quick look of catalogs around the reported position has yielded no variable star candidates (within several arcmin) nor 12-micron bright IRAS source. Confirmatory observation is most urgently requested.
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 14:18:32 -0400 From: "W.Liller"
Subject: Nova suspect Dear Dr. Kato - Last night I photographed a nova suspect as follows: Mag 7.7 at R.A. 14h 23.6m, Dec -69d 09'. Photo taken Aug 23.0125, 1999 Previous photo: July 15.993, fainter than mag 11. The star about 7 minutes of arc to the northwest has a V mag of 7.35, acc. to Project Pluto's Guide 7.0. My photos are taken with Kodak Tech Pan and an orange filter so the magnitude I give is only roughly V. The sky looks doubtful for tonight over here, but I'll try for a CCD frame (to get a more accurate position) and a spectrum (CCD with a 4-inch diameter prism over the objective). If someone would confirm it, it would make me very happy! With best personal regards, William Liller
Re: Liller's nova suspect I have been able to confirm the nova suspect as reported by W Liller using Guide 7.0. Possible nova 990824.0374 vis. mag 7.5 Rod Stubbings Drouin, Vic Australia.
From: "Andrew Pearce"(vsnet-alert 3404)
Subject: Re: [vsnet-alert 3402] Nova Cir 1999 early photometry (update) Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 21:54:12 +0800 Tiachi I managed to observe Nova Circini 1999 through my 16" reflector. I then examined the Second Generation DSS image downloaded and together with Bill Lillers more precise position, I could not identify any progenitor star on the DSS image. Regards Andrew
Subject: Nova Cir ACT astrometry Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 13:50:28 -0000 COD 422 OBS G. J. Garradd TEL 0.45-m f/5.4 reflector + CCD NET GSC-ACT Nova Cir C1999 08 25.36918 14 23 23.453-69 08 45.31 7.4 5 ACT stars, RMS resdiduals 0".08, unfiltered magnitude.
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GSC and USNO A1.0-based detailed charts
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