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Reports from Geisei Observatory <March 22, 2004>

• A Nova in Sagittarius: V5114 Sgr=Nova Sgr 2004
   I photographed a nova discovered by Mr. Hideo Nishimua, Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture, from his photograph of the Sagittarius area taken on March 16 (J.S.T.)
    This is an unguided photo of a 120-minute exposure using a 90mm lens. The nova is at the tip of the arrow. The star of similar magnitude immediately west (right) of the nova is TYC6856-1486-1. As this star is magnitude 8.68, the nova has brightened a little since the time of its discovery at 9.4 magnitude.

    Incidentally, Mr. Yuji Nakamura of Mie Prefecture and Mr. D. Liller of Chile independently discovered this nova.
    The precise position measured by Mr. D. West of the State of Kansas, U.S.A., is as follows:
    RA : 18h19m32.29s
    DEC: -28o36'35.7" (Epoch 2000)

V5114 Sgr (V5114 in Sagittarius)
4 am on March 18, 2004
120-minute exposure on TM400 film with a 90mm f/3.5 lens
Trimmed to the center of the photograph

Copyright (C) 2004 Tsutomu Seki.