A&A 411, L461-L464 (2003)
The early stages of NOVA Oph 2003 (V2573 Oph)S. Kimeswenger and M. F. M. Lechner
Institut für Astrophysik der Universität Innsbruck, Technikerstr. 25, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
(Received 4 August 2003 / Accepted 12 September 2003)
Intermediate resolution spectroscopy of NOVA Oph 2003 (V2573 Oph), which was first detected March 21 2003 but reported July 19 2003, obtained 19 to 23 of July is presented here. The photometry during the early phases of the object is shortly discussed. We also retrieved very accurate astrometry of the target in this crowded field. This is needed to be able to do further observations of the post-nova during the next years. The inspection of the sky survey plates gives a possible progenitor candidate and allows to derive a lower limit for the outburst magnitude of about 10 0. The spectrum shows an overall expansion of 2200 km s -1 and has clearly complex outflow substructures. The spectroscopy identifies this object as classical nova, "Fe II" subclass.
Key words: stars: novae -- stars: individual: NOVA Oph2003 = V2573 Oph
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