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#1 Special Ed

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:16 PM

Hi,

I made this animation of two separate observations nine days apart. Both were done with a 108mm reflector @ 19x. That's NGC 6905 in the 10 o'clock-11 o'clock position.

I used the background field of the Aug. 16th sketch for the Aug 25th sketch and just changed the appearance of the nova to match my observation. The animation was done with GifMaker .

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:09 AM

Very cool animation, shows a nova in action bravo.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:16 AM

Michael,

Very nice way to show a change in magnitude.
It was a very bright classic nova and I was glad I got to watch it over several nights.
Thanks for sharing this one.

Frank :)

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 02:30 AM

Good idea! I hope you can add some more in the future.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 04:06 AM

Well done, Michael! A very interesting comparison. :D

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:37 AM

Thanks, everyone--glad you like it. A nova is the kind of phenomenon that lends itself to animation. I hope I can add more observations to it.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:04 PM

Thanks! Especially since I missed the beginning

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 05:12 AM

Thanks, Matt. I missed the beginning, too. The first sketch was after the peak (4.5 mag) but when it was still quite bright. Would have been nice to animate sketches of the nova going up and coming down in brightness but that kind of sequence is hard to pull off here with our resident cloud cover. :p

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:15 AM

It's impossible to see it at all with our resident cloud cover - full blown rainy season. Well done and congratulations, Michael.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:59 AM

Michael,

Very nice animation of the Nova Del :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:28 AM

Lovely animation Michael, I'm waiting some weeks to do try mine... I have already 11 estimations.
What a nice idea !

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:48 AM

Michael, I love this! I had the opportunity to see the nova on the night of the 15th with my 15x85's. It was brighter than I thought it would be. Impressive animation and sketch work.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:01 AM

Yesterday evening I observed the nova again and it's still about the same mag as in your second drawing. So again my compliments for your observing skills! I noticed a somewhat orangy colour this time. Can anyone confirm?

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:17 PM

@ Norme--thanks!-- I know what it's like to stare at an overcast. It's been like that for months here (with a very occaisional break).

@ Tom--thank you. :)

@ Michel--11 observations is a lot--hope you can put some of them together in an animation.

@ Jason--thank you. I was surprised how bright the nova appeared, too--especially when you think that nothing was visible there just two weeks ago. :shocked:

@ Peter--thanks! The nova has never appeared as anything but blue-white to me, but I don't see color very well.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:56 PM

Here are three observations over a 20 day period as Nova Del 2013 fades.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:45 PM

Michael,

Very nice. This one is fading pretty quickly.

Frank :)

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:47 AM

Way cool! Thanks
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Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:17 AM

Frank, Randolph--thank you. Yes, the nova is fading pretty fast but there is always a chance that it will plateau or even rebrighten somewhat so keep watching. :)






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