Volume 377, Number 2, October II 2001
|Page(s)||L5 - L8|
|Published online||15 October 2001|
NOVA Sco 2001 (V1178 SCO)*
Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
2 Institut für Astrophysik der Universität Innsbruck, Technikerstr. 25, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Corresponding author: S. Kimeswenger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 13 August 2001
We present intermediate resolution spectroscopy and near infrared photometry of NOVA Sco 2001 (V1178 Sco), which was first detected May 13th 2001 and reported June 21th 2001, and obtained by us the same day. We also retrieved very accurate astrometry of the target in this very crowded field. This is needed to be able to do follow up observations of the postnova during the next years. The spectrum shows an overall expansion of 2100 km s-1 and has clearly complex, and most likely nonsymmetric, outflow substructures. We clearly identify this object as classical nova, "Fe II" subclass.
Key words: stars: novae, cataclysmic variables / stars: individual: NOVA Sco 2001, V1178 Sco
© ESO, 2001
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