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Nature volume 88, page 565 (22 February 1912) | Download Citation



THE NOVA, OR VARIABLE, 87.191 I PERSEI.—Photographs of the region surrounding the questionable object recently announced by Herr D'Esterre as a possible nova were secured by Herren Miethe and Seegert, of Charlottenburg photographic observatory, between January 12 and 16, and are discussed in No. 4555 of the Astronomische Nach-richten. Six photographs, showing images of fifteenth-magnitude stars, exhibit no certain trace of the object, but on two particularly good plates there appears, in the position of D'Esterre's object, the trace of a nebulous, indefinite image, which is probably connected with it. Further observations are to be made.

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