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Bright New Nova In Delphinus — You can See it Tonight With Binoculars

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posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 03:13 PM
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Originally posted by wildespace
It's getting brighter! Amateur astronomer Ian Musgrave reports:


I saw nova Delphinus with the naked eye just now! Averted vision, but I could see it under light polluted skies, cloud came over before I could get the camera out! Definitely brighter than mag 4.8


Sweet! I would have tried for it again last night but it was rainy and cloudy. I doubt tonight will be any better but I'll keep my equipment at the ready just in case.



posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 09:51 PM
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Here more info on the new nova

www.virtualtelescope.eu...



posted on Aug, 17 2013 @ 04:12 AM
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True to my investigative spirit, I wanted to know if the white dwarf that produced this nova could be found in astro images taken before the nova.

I took a look at Sky-Map.com and there's a star almost exactly at the nova's coordinates (20 23 30.73 +20 46 04.1): server7.sky-map.com...
Apparent mag is 17.1 but unfortunately no other information is given.

P.S. just consulted with Leonid Elenin, and yes, that's the white dwarf responsible for the nova, known by several very long names. Here's an image of it I created from DSS data at Sky-View virtual telescope:




posted on Aug, 17 2013 @ 11:10 AM
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I concur. I noticed that when I ran the astrometry of my image as well. You can faintly see it in my video when I cross fade the image.



posted on Aug, 20 2013 @ 10:55 AM
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Nova Delphini 2013 - 20.08.13
Dawn Sunrise


I had another attempt at imaging this very special "classical" nova.
Tricky conditions, due to light cloud, light pollution and the light from the almost full moon (bottom left).
Single shot, no layers, no stacking.
Time: 01:55 Date: 20.08.13



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17.08.13

N02/9525500213

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posted on Aug, 20 2013 @ 12:07 PM
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Nova Delphini 2013 (Green?)
Taken by Eric Allen on August 18, 2013 @ Observatoire du Cégep de Trois-Rivières à Champlain, Québec, Canada


I took this picture of the nova on August 18th at around 11pm EDT with a 0,4m F4,4 Newtonian and a ST-9E for a field of view of 20 x 20. The nova seems to have a beautiful green hue, like an emerald. I must admit I am surprised by this color... Can anyone confirm this?


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posted on Aug, 20 2013 @ 12:13 PM
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A Self-portrait With Nova Delphini 2013
Taken by Stephen Mudge on August 19, 2013 @ Brisbane, Queensland, Australia



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