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OGLE-2013-NOVA-02: Bright nova in the LMC

ATel #5491; L. Wyrzykowski, A. Udalski, S. Kozlowski, J. Skowron (Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory, Poland), on behalf of the OGLE team
on 21 Oct 2013; 01:23 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Novae
Credential Certification: Lukasz Wyrzykowski (wyrzykow@ast.cam.ac.uk)

Subjects: Nova, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 5498

The OGLE-IV Transient Search (Wyrzykowski et al. ATEL #4495, Kozlowski et al. 2013) reports the detection of a new star in the Large Magellanic Cloud, likely a classical nova eruption. We measured the maximum brightness at about 13.2 mag in the I-band and the decline rate of about t2~20 days. The explosion must have happened between JD= 2456573.81738 (Oct 8th) and 2456581.83627 (Oct 16th), given the non-detection on the former frame. No progenitor is visible on the template image with the limiting magnitude of about 22 mag.
The coordinates of the OGLE-2013-NOVA-02 are Ra,Dec(J2000.0)= 05:57:58.385 -74:54:09.43

Photometric and spectroscopic follow-up is strongly encouraged.

Finding charts and light curve is available here.