Nova Scorpii 2007
DSS image of Nova Scorpii 2007
Overlaid DSS image of Nova Scorpii 2007, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around Nova Scorpii 2007
V1280 Scorpii, V1280 Sco

Type  Nova
Magnitude  5
RA (2000)  16h 57' 40.8"
Dec (2000)  32° 20' 36" S
Constellation  Scorpius
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Feb 20, 2007    Waimea, HI (map)
12x36 IS Binoculars

Obvious and fairly bright in the binoculars, not visible naked eye due to poor conditions (mist/haze), about 1° north of 27 Sco, even with HD153613, even in magnitude as well, about 5.0, reports show 4.3mg. yesterday, so it is fading rapidly
Other Data Sources for Nova Scorpii 2007
Nearby objects for Nova Scorpii 2007
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.

NGC & IC object notes from Harold Corwin licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Additional supplementary material for NGC and IC catalog objects from Courtney Seligman with non-commercial use allowed, found at

Nova Scorpii 2007