|A probable nova in OphiuchusAfter heavy rain, it cleared up beautifully this morning. Because of bright moon light there will be no observation. The photograph shows a probable nova in Ophiuchus discovered by Mr. Hasegawa on January 24. The prediscovery magnitude estimated by Geisei Observatory was 8.9 at 5:30. It was exposed for 120 seconds by Mamiya Press 90mm f/3.5. It appears that there has been no large magnitude fluctuations from January 20 - 24.|
A probable nova in Ophiuchus(Pre-discovery photograph)
At 5.30, January 20, 2002
Mamiya Press 90mm f/3.5 with a 120-second exposure
Copyright (C) 2002 Tsutomu Seki.