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Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Right ascension||16h 57m 41.24s|
|Declination||−32° 20′ 36.4″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||(+3.9 max)|
|Distance||1600 ± 400 pc|
V1280 Scorpii (or Nova Scorpii 2007) is a nova observed in February 2007 in the constellation Scorpius, just south of M62. The nova was a 9th magnitude object when it was discovered independently by Yuji Nakamura and Yukio Sakurai from Japan, around February 4, and peaked at magnitude 3.9 on February 17.
Announced by the IAU in Electronic Telegram No. 835 and Circular No. 8803
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