Nova visible

  1. davenn

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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

    cheers
    Dave
     
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  3. davenn

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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

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

    cheers
    Dave
     

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  4. Drakkith

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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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. davenn

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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
     
  7. davenn

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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

    cheers
    Dave
     
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