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Quote:I viewed Nova Del 2013 last night August 16, 2013 EDT, August 17, 2013 UT under clearer sky condition, but with brighter moonlight, from a darker sky location.Position my chair in the shade of a wall to block out the moonlight, as I viewed the nova with 10 x 50 binocular. Using AAVSO Chart 12508BUL the nova was at 4.6 magnitude. This is brighter than the previous night.I had some difficultly seeing the nova with the naked eye, mainly due to the moonlit sky condition. The photo is taken with a 77mm f/6.1 BORG scope with a SBIG ST-i camera. A stack of 29, 6 second exposures. Eliminated one with a satellite between the nova and star SAO 88610. Recalled seeing 4 satellites on the previous evening emerging from the shadow of the Earth moving north.
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Quote:Despite a nearly full moon I was able to observe N Del 2013 last evening (8/19) as it continues to slowly fade. I estimated its magnitude at 5.3 using comp stars 48 and 57.Rich (RLTYS)
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