Nova Delphini 2013 (formerly PNV J20233073+2046041)

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Nova Delphini 2013 (formerly PNV J20233073+2046041)

Postby DaveMcC » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:13 am

Has anybody seen this nova yet? I spent a few hours looking for it last night from Skelly and took some wide angle photos with a 'normal' digital camera of area. I SHOULD be able to see it at 6th mag can't claim I have.
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Re: Nova Delphini 2013 (formerly PNV J20233073+2046041)

Postby TheChairMan » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:26 pm

I have not seen it yet but will have a go this week moon and clouds permitting. Will certainly need binoculars if Mag 6. Hope to see it at Binbrook Star Party next week if still brightish. Apparently some novae can last a few days, weeks or months even.
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Re: Nova Delphini 2013 (formerly PNV J20233073+2046041)

Postby Komet » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:03 pm

Imaged it this evening before the cloud rolled in ...

Image

This was easily visible (on the camera) well before dark - rather bright. Note the filter flare! Quite green in colour


190mm Maksutov Newtonian
QHY IMG2Pro
Astronomik RG&B filters

14 x 30 seconds each RGB

Really this is a bit over exposed - its really rather bright!
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Re: Nova Delphini 2013 (formerly PNV J20233073+2046041)

Postby DIYastronomer » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:58 am

Found it easily in the centre of the field of view whilst testing my GOTO mount. This was in a blue sky with the 130mm reflector. By far the brightest object in the field.
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