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Nova Del @ 11.2mV

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#1 old_frankland

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 06:35 PM

The fading has slowed and is now at 11.2mV. The star itself is not particularly interesting looking, as faint stars go, but the spectra is still dominated by O, N and He emission lines along with the H-balmer emission lines. Another couple weeks and it will be lost to the light dome of the San Francisco bay area to my west....

I'm a bit surprised and pleased that I have been able to follow its progress this far with a 80mm scope. Even entry level CCD cameras rock.

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#2 canukLX90

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 01:32 PM

Thanks for posting the update. I haven't been out early
enough to image the nova lately. I'll have to make an
effort before it disappears to the west and put it on my
to do list for a revisit next year.

PJ

#3 old_frankland

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 12:19 PM

Indeed, revisiting Nova Del next year will be most interesting.






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