Nova Scorpii 2012
(MOA 2012 BLG-320)


Discovered by a Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics (MOA) collaboration at I = 18.5 on 2012 May 22.80 UT. Possible slow "Fe II-type" classical nova. - see IAU Electronic Telegram No. 3136

Position: RA = 17h50m53s.90, Dec = -3237'20".5 (equinox 2000.0) - see IAU CBET #2672.


Nova Scorpii 2012 field taken with the LISA guiding camera (Atil314L+).


June 20.896, 2012 observation

Setup: Celestron 11 telescope (0.28-m diameter) + LISA spectrograph (sampling = 2.1 A/pixel - R = 800 - 35 microns slit) + Atik314L+ CCD camera - Data reduction : ISIS
Observatory: Castanet Tolosan (France)
Observer: Christian Buil
Note: Atmospheric extinction and instrumental response are evaluated from observation of nearest star HD175864.

V mag. = nearly 10.1
Exposure: 11 x 300 seconds
Download the spectrum :  
_nova_sco_2012_20120620_896.fit




See also Terry Bohlsen page: http://users.northnet.com.au/~bohlsen/Nova/nova_scorpii_2012.htm


June 25.949, 2012 observation

Setup: Celestron 11 telescope (0.28-m diameter) + LISA spectrograph (sampling = 2.1 A/pixel - R = 1000 - 23 microns slit) + Atik314L+ CCD camera - Data reduction : ISIS
Observatory: Castanet Tolosan (France)
Observer: Christian Buil
Note: Atmospheric extinction and instrumental response are evaluated from observation of nearest star HD175864.

V mag. = nearly 10.6
Exposure: 6 x 300 seconds
Download the spectrum :  
_nova_sco_2012_20120625_946.fit




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