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Quote:"The star PNV J20233073 2046041 cannot be found in our database under that name. "
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Quote:If true we are looking at the brightest so far this century. For those who had awful Perseid weather this is a nice consolation!
Quote:In fact, if Nova Del should indeed surpass magnitude +4.0 this evening, I believe that this would make it the brightest nova easily visible from the Northern Hemisphere in nearly 40 years! However, it is unlikely to beat the record set by 1975's Nova Cyg, which I saw peak at a truly spectacular +1.7 , looking like a second Deneb in the Northern Cross!BrooksObs
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Quote:Looks like it may have reached / passed its peak based on the latest data points: [url=http://www.aavso.org/lcg/plot?auid=000-BLC-933
For instance, the distribution of their absolute magnitude is bimodal, with a main peak at magnitude −8.8, and a lesser one at −7.5. Novae also have roughly the same absolute magnitude 15 days after their peak (−5.5).
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