August 22, 2007: CBET 1038 reports that the GCVS team has given the nova the formal name of V458 Vul. Please use 1950+20 V458 Vul for all future submissions through WebObs.
August 9, 2007: N Vul 07 (CBET 1027, AAVSO Special Notice #55) is most likely a nova [V458 Vul]; high-resolution spectra are being analyzed to confirm the object's nature. An AAVSO Alert Notice will be issued later, but the purpose of this special notice is to inform observers that:
- N Vul 07 (19:54:24.64 +20:52:51.9 (2000.0)) has been added to the AAVSO files as 1950+20 N VUL 07.
August 14, 2007
V5558 SGR (N SGR 07)
August 8, 2007
CBET 1027 reports that Hiroshi Abe has discovered a new bright nova [Nova Vul 2007, V458 Vul] around August 8, at coordinates
19:54:24.64 +20:52:51.9 J2000
and with brightness V=9.4mag. A possible progenitor star is visible on the POSS-I survey plates at about V=18.
This sounds like an ideal target for northern observers. You can plot the field using VSP:
obsolete link: [http://www.aavso.org/observing/charts/vsp/index.html]
2016 link: https://www.aavso.org/vsp