A new nova candidate in Ophiuchus reported by John Search via CBAT
I took a spectra of the new star last night 21/5/2012 local time with a LISA spectrograph on a 200mm Vixen VC200L telescope.
The spectrum demonstrates a broad Ha emission line measuring a FWHM of 2570 Km/s
There are FeII lines present and a strong [OI]7773 line.
All consistent with an evolving nova.
Mag V = 11.18
B = 12.56
V = 11.94
B = 13.16
A repeat spectra has shown intensification of the Ha line and the [OI] 7773 line
The Fe II (42) lines are present but have not become prominent yet.
Christian Buil took a spectra of the same star on 24th about 36 hours after my second spectra.
I have overlaid the 2 spectra below. There is continuing strengthening of the Ha line.
An animation from 21/5/12 through to 26/5/12