V1280 Scorpii

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V1280 Scorpii
Nova V1280 Scorpii.jpg
Nova V1280 Scorpii
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Scorpius
Right ascension 16h 57m 41.24s
Declination −32° 20′ 36.4″
Apparent magnitude (V) (+3.9 max)
Distance 1600 ± 400[1] pc
Database references

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,[2] 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


  1. ^ Chesneau, O.; Banerjee, D. P. K.; Millour, F.; Nardetto, N.; Sacuto, S.; et al. (1 August 2008). "VLTI monitoring of the dust formation event of the Nova V1280 Scorpii" (PDF). Astronomy and Astrophysics: 223–235. Bibcode:2008A&A...487..223C. arXiv:0804.4129v1Freely accessible. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:200809485. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  2. ^ Waagen, Elizabeth O. (2007-02-16). "1651-32 V1280 SCO = NOVA SCORPII 2007". Retrieved 2011-03-09. 

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