H. Naito and N. Tokimasa, Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory (NHAO); and H. Yamaoka, Kyushu University, report that a low-resolution spectrum (range 300-850 nm; resolution 150) of this object (IAUC 8574, 8575), obtained on July 27.6 UT with NHAO 0.60-m telescope (+ NILS), shows a broad H_alpha feature (FWHM = 1730 km/s) with P-Cyg profile, suggesting that Nova Sco 2005 is indeed a classical nova. Yamaoka adds that M. Fujii, Ibara, Japan, also obtained a spectrum on July 27.53, which shows a clear H_alpha line in emission.
Central Bureau Electronic Telegrams
- Pub Date:
- July 2005