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Spectroscopic Observation of PNV J20233073+2046041 with the Liverpool Telescope

ATel #5279; M. J. Darnley (LJMU), M. F. Bode (LJMU), R. J. Smith (LJMU), A. Evans (Keele)
on 14 Aug 2013; 22:45 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Novae
Credential Certification: Matt Darnley (M.J.Darnley@ljmu.ac.uk)

Subjects: Optical, Nova, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 5282, 5283, 5288, 5297, 5300, 5376, 5428

An optical spectrum of PNV J20233073+2046041 (http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/unconf/followups/J20233073+2046041.html) was obtained (through patchy cloud) by the FRODOSpec instrument on the 2m robotic Liverpool Telescope on La Palma at 2013 August 14.909. The spectrum contains strong Balmer series emission exhibiting P Cygni profiles with velocities ~2000 km/s. A number of Fe II (also P Cygni profiles) and (weak) He I lines may be present. This object is likely to be a newly erupting classical nova (in the early fireball stage) and follow up observations are encouraged.