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Quote:It is becoming ever clearer that Nova Del's rise must have been very steep for a "slow" nova. The latest data provided through the AAVSO indicates that the nova was still fainter than at least magnitude 11.0 on Aug. 13.96UT, just a day and a half prior to the nova's discovery. Considering that the rise occurred almost immediately following the scheduled peak of the Perseid meteor shower, one thing surprises me. Given that countless amateurs must have been out documenting the meteor shower with cameras of all sorts for several nights either side of the peak, it is a bit perplexing that as yet no positive observations of the rising nova have so far been reported. Will such yet come to light, I wonder?BrooksObs
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Quote:Here's my last 3 estimations of the nova's magnitude:5.8 on 5 UT 8/23/136.1 on 5 UT 8/24/136.2 on 5:45 UT 8/25/13Dean
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Quote:Quote:Here's my last 3 estimations of the nova's magnitude:5.8 on 5 UT 8/23/136.1 on 5 UT 8/24/136.2 on 5:45 UT 8/25/13Dean I observed Nova Del 2013 with Celestron Ultima 10x50s at 23:30 p.m. EDT (3:30 UT) on Saturday night and put its brightness at approximately magnitude 6.2.Dave Mitsky
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