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Michael Rosolina Celestron CGE Pro 1400 f/11 SCT 1980 Orange Tube C8 f/10 SCT 108mm f/4.2 Astroscan Reflector 50mm f/10 Galileoscope 40mm PST f/10 APM Germany HD 15x70 binoculars Canon 12x36 IS II binoculars Mark I Eyeball My CN Gallery
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Quote:About 3 weeks since may last observation. My estimate tonight with my 90mm was 8.2 with comp stars 80 and 82, 9/25/13 at 2:00 UT. I didn't notice any red color that some have reported.
I want to do more then just look.
-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
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Quote:It will be interesting to see how low it will go!
Quote:With the earlier onset of nightfall it will be possible tokeep tabs on the nova as it moves further to east with eachpassing day.
I ache, therefore I am
Quote:F2.8 with the 30cm! That must be some reducer (:PJ
Quote:Quote:It will be interesting to see how low it will go!Apparently the pre-outburst magnitude was around 17.1 (V) (from survey images) & since the nova outburst mechanism is essentially non destructive we should expect the nova to return to mag. 17 or thereabouts over the next year or two.
Dabble in H-alpha solar, lunar, planetary, deep sky astrophotography and spectroscopy....so much to see and do!