V357 Muscae


V357 Muscae
Musca IAU.svg
Red circle.svg
The nova is located near the NW corner of Musca
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Musca
Right ascension 11h 26m 12.20s[1]
Declination −65° 31′ 08.6″[1]
Other designations
Nova Mus 2018, PNV J11261220-6531086[1]
Database references
Nova Muscae 2018

V357 Muscae was a bright nova (Nova Muscae 2018) in the constellation Musca.[2] It was discovered on January 14, 2018 by Rob Kaufman of Bright, Victoria, Australia with a magnitude of 7.0.[3]

As well as being observed optically, the nova was also detected at radio wavelengths using the Australia Telescope Compact Array.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "NOVA Mus 2018". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  2. ^ Kazarovets, E. V.; Samus, N. N. (2018). "Novae in 2018: Official Announcement of GCVS Names". Peremennye Zvezdy. 38 (5): 5. Bibcode:2018PZ.....38....5K.
  3. ^ "Alert Notice 609: Nova Muscae 2018 - PNV J11261220-6531086". Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  4. ^ Ryder, S D; Kool, E C; Chomiuk, L. "Radio Detection of Nova Muscae 2018". The Astronomer’s Telegram. Retrieved 25 September 2018.


  • PNV J11261220-6531086: nova (7 mag) in Musca (discovered by Rob Kaufman)
  • CBAT "Transient Object Followup Reports"
  • CBET 4472 "NOVA MUSCAE 2018" (access limited)
  • "Alert Notice 609: Nova Muscae 2018 - PNV J11261220-6531086"