Nova visible


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Aug24-13, 06:24 AM
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a heads up for a nova visible at the moment

it has been around for a couple of weeks ... only found out about it today
its in the constellation of Delphinus
link here to a locator map

it was brighter a week ago being an easy mag 4 naked eye object
tonite observing it and I estimate it has dropped back to ~ M 6 - 6.5
it has a yellowish-orange colour to it

this is my first nova ... have seen a couple of supernova in the past

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Hi gang

the nova is still easily visible, even in 7x50 binoculars

below is a pic that I took tonite, 25th Aug
drove ~ 30 mins north from home to get away from the Sydney city lights



Canon 5D III, 50mm, f5.6, Exp=30sec , ISO=1000

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Aug25-13, 09:38 AM
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I tried finding it, but I was within the Tucson city limits, so the lights made it very very difficult to try to find. I *think* I saw it, but I'm not sure.

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Nova visible


I finally got a clear night and managed to find it with my 10x50 binoculars. It does appear to be getting much dimmer than it appeared to be in earlier images. I had to make small asterisms and compare what I saw to a chart to find it. It's getting to the point where it's getting lost in the hundreds of other dim stars around it in the sky.
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Aug27-13, 11:23 PM
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Hi Goa'uld

I didn't get to see it last nite 27th, was too cloudy ... hopefully tonite if it stays clear

Dave
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finally got to view the nova again last nite 30th Aug. after a number of nights of cloudy/hazy night skies

Still sitting around M6.5 +- 0.2 still quite easily visible in the 7x50 bino's

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