AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Proposal #337

Proposer (3053) Andrew Pearce (apearce6916@gmail.com) obscode: PEX
Assigned To(3663) Dirk Terrell
Date SubmittedApril 21, 2023

I recently discovered a bright suspected nova in Scorpius as reported to TOCP (http://cbat.eps.harvard.edu/unconf/followups/J17224490-4137160.html). It's very important to acquire timely BVIR photometry of novae as they decline, this is evidenced by the many requests by professionals which appear on the various Alert Notices. Therefore I request that the AAVSOnet southern telescopes follow the nova as it fades, starting with one of the BSM scopes when the nova is quite bright. BVIR photometry at a cadence of every clear night until the nova fades from view is requested. All data will be uploaded to the AID and available for the professionals to access. I have separately requested a sequence to be used to assist in the photometry.

Target RA (H.HH) Dec (D.DD) Magnitude Telescope Observation Frequency Expiration Date Proprietary Term
PNV J17224490-4137160 17.379178 -41.62125 19.0–7.0 OC61 1 Oct. 22, 2023 No


(4726) Kenneth Menzies — April 25, 2023, 8:24 p.m.

Committed to Berry, S and OC61

(4726) Kenneth Menzies — April 25, 2023, 8:25 p.m.

Watch as fades and remind of need for longer exposures.

(3053) Andrew Pearce — June 13, 2023, 5:30 a.m.

I haven't received any data from this so far, presumably it has not been included in the queue?

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