Possible NOVA in Cygnus
Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:21 PM
Astrometry follows (J2000.0):
RA: 20 21 42.32 Decl.: +31 03 29.4
Magnitude on 1.1034 Apr. 2014: 11.0 (unfiltered, R mags for the reference stars from UCAC-4 were used).
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Posted 02 April 2014 - 12:24 PM
Its magnitude is 10.9 and it coordinates are 20h21m43s right ascension and 31°03'29" declination.
There's also a nova in Scorpius.
Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:07 AM
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:31 PM
I believe the AAVSO Alert Notice 500 also mentions a PNV in Scorpio.
Now Nova Scorpii 2014, CBET 3841. I got a shot of it 27 Mar 2014, 15:40 UT, when it was ~11.6V by my estimate. Appeared reddened.
Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:25 PM
My shot of Nova Cyg 2014 from just after midnight this morning with the nova just 12deg high in the London light-dome had to be a brief 8s exposure. My nova est = m10.6; stars to mag 16 recorded. Used my new 'high speed' SX Lodestar-Mx2 CCD camera + LodestarLive capture s/ware.
Posted 03 June 2014 - 08:46 AM
This nova is a member of the slow nova class that show prolonged maxima and it has remained near its initial brightness since it peaked weeks ago. Together with that, it is also one of those slow novae that display dramatic random fluctuations over the range of one or two magnitudes in the course of about a week's time, making it very interesting to follow.
Currently Nova Cyg is around magnitude 10.5 . I would, however, suggest those interested in accurately locating this star acquire a chart presenting a much broader field for finding the star than the photo that was posted here. You can choose the field's scale of your desire using the Variable Star Plotter (chart making) feature on the AAVSO's website. It will also include comparison star magnitudes to facilitate estimating the nova's brightness if you so desire.
Posted 03 June 2014 - 06:52 PM
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Posted 08 August 2014 - 05:49 AM
Excellent image. This has been a very active nova.
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