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A nova in Scutum

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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:36 AM

The nova SCT 2018 is born 2 nights ago.

I like those stars...

This nova was discovered by Y. Sakurai, Mito, Japan, using a Nikon D7100 digital camera + 180-mm f/2.8 lens.  Nothing is visible at this location on a frame (limit mag.= 12.1) taken on 2018 June 23.632 UT.

 

novasct2018_l.jpg

 

Yesterday July 1st I did 3 first visual estimations (from +10.6 to +10.8), the bright moon was not helping, this morning July 2nd my visual estimations gives +11.2/+11.3, but with those stars, we never know...

 

More informations here : https://www.cloudyni...nova-in-scutum/

 

Clear sky to you all

Michel


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 10:40 AM

Michel,

 

Nice sketch of  A nova (In Scutum) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

Tom



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Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:51 PM

Michel,

 

Nice capture of this nova in Scutum.

It will be interesting what this one does from here.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 06:16 AM

Thank,you Tom, Frank and the 7 likers.  This morning the magnitude was very close to +11, meaning that the curve is more or less horizontal since the discovering.

Michel



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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:25 AM

Here's the AAVSO curve -visual only-

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this nova stays healthy

Michel




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