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blb
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Re: New nova new [Re: Erik Bakker]
      #6044278 - 08/24/13 09:39 PM

Finally had a clear night tonight Sat. Aug. 24, 2013 and took my binoculars to the back yard for another look at the Nova. I was surprised to find that it had dimmed as much as it has so quickly. I would estimate that it was approximately magnitude 6.2 using my 10x50 binoculars at 9:05pm EDT. I think that is 0105 UT Aug. 25, 2013 if I did the math corectly.

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Re: New nova new [Re: blb]
      #6044466 - 08/25/13 12:25 AM

Buddy, I was out just after you (10:00 PM EDT 8/24--0200 8/25 UT) with my 12x36 binoculars and estimated the mag at 6.2 also. I used HIP 100779 (6.4) and HIP 100754 (5.7) for comparison stars. I also made this animation of two telescope observations.

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Re: New nova new [Re: Special Ed]
      #6044535 - 08/25/13 01:25 AM

I have to agree with you guys. I looked tonight and found it getting very dim . But I am happy to say that this is my first atempt ever, to find my first Super Nova.

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Re: New nova new [Re: Moondoggy]
      #6044777 - 08/25/13 08:16 AM

Quote:

I have to agree with you guys. I looked tonight and found it getting very dim . But I am happy to say that this is my first atempt ever, to find my first Super Nova.




Sorry this is a Nova, (possibly a "slow" Nova) not a Super Nova.

Rich (RLTYS)


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Re: New nova new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #6045313 - 08/25/13 02:34 PM

First chance to see it was on 8/24. Pleased to have the opportunity to see it, but it was ~ magnitude 6. Nice treat, this nova!

Best,
Randy


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Re: New nova new [Re: Erik Bakker]
      #6045457 - 08/25/13 04:13 PM

What is the closest main star and name in Delphinus? My scope is a GOTO and it will take me on a tour of the main stars in the constellation and would like to find it that way.

Thanks,

Bob


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Re: New nova new [Re: REC]
      #6045467 - 08/25/13 04:18 PM

I looked tonight and found it very dim, magnitud 6.5

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Re: New nova new [Re: REC]
      #6045652 - 08/25/13 06:10 PM

Bob, It's not very close to any of the main stars in Delphinis. Probably the closest star would be 29 Vul about 4*-5* east of the Nova. The closest main star in Del would be Saulocin/Alpha Del. The Nova's coordinates are:

R.A. 20 23 30.73 Decl. +20 46 04.1 according to AAVSO

If it's in your database, there is a 5.7 Mag star HR7811/HD194577/HIP100754/SAO88664 about a degree NE of the Nova.

Good luck!


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Re: New nova new [Re: Fuzzyguy]
      #6045757 - 08/25/13 07:03 PM

Quote:

What is the closest main star and name in Delphinus? My scope is a GOTO and it will take me on a tour of the main stars in the constellation and would like to find it that way.



I hope you have a right angle correct image finder on that goto scope, because if you can not identify the star field you will never know if you saw it or not. Even the S&T Pocket Sky Atlas will do. That was what I used with my binoculars to find it. There are some things that goto will not help with if you can't identify the stars in the field-of-view.


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Re: New nova new [Re: REC]
      #6045918 - 08/25/13 08:38 PM

Bob, Just thought of this. NGC 6905, the Blue Flash Nebula is about 1 degree SW of the Nova. The PN should be in your scope's catalog. Buddy is right about identifying the star field though. Even more as it fades, but if you look at some of the photos and sketches here on CN, you can do it. It was still pretty bright last night.

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Re: New nova new [Re: Fuzzyguy]
      #6049416 - 08/27/13 06:27 PM

Due to the fires from ca I can't see jack Good luck get pictures you guys! Nothing but smoke down here and bad air quality.

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Re: New nova new [Re: Tyranthrax]
      #6055224 - 08/30/13 10:24 PM

I had another clear night tonight Fri. Aug. 30, 2013 and took my binoculars to the back yard for another look at the Nova. It has dimmed a now. I would estimate that it was approximately magnitude 6.9 using my 10x50 binoculars at 10:10pm EDT. I think that is 0210 UT Aug. 31, 2013 if I did the math corectly.

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Re: New nova new [Re: blb]
      #6061716 - 09/03/13 09:37 PM

I had another really good clear night tonight Tue. Sep. 3, 2013 and took my binoculars to the back yard for what may be close to my last look at the Nova. It has dimmed now to what I would estimate is approximately magnitude 7.2 to 7.4 using my 10x50 binoculars at 09:30pm EDT. It and the magnitude 8.0 star beside it were both averted vision targets. It has certainly been fun following this nova.

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Re: New nova new [Re: blb]
      #6061929 - 09/03/13 11:39 PM

I observed Nova Del at 0230 9/04/13 UT (9:30 PM EDT 9/03)with my 12x36 IS II binoculars. Estimated magnitude was 7.2 using nearby comp star 7.1--it's dimmed another whole magnitude since my previous observation 10 days ago. Transparency was good and I could see the nova with direct vision.

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Re: New nova new [Re: Special Ed]
      #6061966 - 09/04/13 12:12 AM

Through my 15X70 binoculars tonight, 09/03/13 10:15 PM CDT (03:15 08/04/13 UTC) Nova Del 2013 was still visible with direct vision as was the 8.0 M star to its NNE. It appeared to be about 2X brighter than the 8.0M from my backyard green/blue zone. Seeing was above average and transparency was average.

It was noticeably dimmer than my last ob on 09/01/2013 UTC.


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Re: New nova new [Re: Fuzzyguy]
      #6062353 - 09/04/13 09:29 AM

Quote:

It appeared to be about 2X brighter than the 8.0M from my backyard green/blue zone.



Wow! You do not know how fortunate you are. I have to travel 70 to 80 miles to get to a blue/green zone. My observations, where my home is located, are from a white zone. At best it is in a red zone on the edge of the white zone.


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Re: New nova<>animation new [Re: blb]
      #6063152 - 09/04/13 06:03 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

Here's an animation of 3 sketches I did of Nova Del 2013 over a 20 day period.

Edited by Special Ed (09/06/13 06:20 AM)


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Re: New nova new [Re: blb]
      #6064465 - 09/05/13 01:35 PM

Luckier than you think Buddy, I'm 5 minutes from blue/gray skies too most of the time. Of course, it doesn't matter when the clouds roll in about 8:00! It's been fun following the Nova, but now I'm on the Colorado Front Range in a white zone. By the time I get back, the moon will be shining bright and my skies will look a lot like yours anyway.

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Re: New nova new [Re: Fuzzyguy]
      #6066878 - 09/06/13 09:25 PM

I had another really good clear night tonight Fri. Sep. 6, 2013 and took my binoculars to the back yard for what may be the last look at the Nova with my 10x50 binoculars. It has dimmed now to what I would estimate is approximately 8th magnitude using my binoculars at 09:10pm EDT. It and the magnitude 8.0 star beside it were both about the same magnitude and both were averted vision targets. It has certainly been fun following this nova and I will miss seeing it with the binoculars.

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Re: New nova new [Re: blb]
      #6067124 - 09/07/13 12:41 AM

Observed Nova Del at 0245 7 Sept UT with my 12x36 binoculars. Estimated mag is 7.3.

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