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#1 starquake

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:44 AM

Hi fellow sketchers,

Yesterday I was able to catch the Nova Cephei 2013. The new star was discovered by the Japanese amateur astronomers Koichi Nishiyama and Fujio Kabashima on 02/02/2013. I've measured its brightness at 12.7m, compared to other stars in the FoV. It can be found to the West from the nice open cluster NGC 7510. Exact coordinates are: RA=23h 8m 36s, Dec=60° 51' 48". Take a look yourself, before it's gone. :D

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Ferenc

#2 PeterDob

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:09 AM

Wow! Thank you very much for the info and the wonderful sketch, Ferenc! If I (finally) get the opportunity to roll out my scope I'll surely have a look!

Peter

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

Ferenc,

Nice capture of Nova Cephei 2013 :).

CS,KLU.

:thanx:,

Tom

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

Ferenc

Thank you so much for the info. Very nice sketch.

I think I would be able to make it from my backyard.

Andre

#5 frank5817

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:15 AM

Ferenc,

Very nice capture.
In years past I spent much observing time on variable stars and nova and supernova observing. They are a lot of fun to observe a record.

Frank :)

#6 Aquarellia

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

Thank you to share this Ferenc, helas just a little to faint for my 102/1000 refractor,...






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