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Binocular Sequence and Charts Now Available for Nova Del 2013

Due to the New England winter storm currently affecting the area, phone coverage at the AAVSO may be much reduced until Wednesday. The staff is still available via email, and we suggest using that method to contact us if you need assistance.
SXN's picture
Joined: 2010-03-12

Due to the very bright eruption of Nova Del 2013, we have created a binocular sequence specifically for this nova that can be plotted using the Binocular Chart option on the chart plotter (VSP). 

For best results specify a field of view of 900 arc minutes (15 degrees) and a limiting magnitude of 7 and click on the Binocular Chart option. This will produce an uncluttered chart with a sequence from 6.9 - 3.5V for use with binoculars. Or you may simply download the chart attached to this page.

Nova Del 2013 Bino chart mag 7.png52.07 KB
Nova Del 2013
roe's picture
Joined: 2010-07-25

I notice that there are no usable comps for CCD in smaller fovs (say 22 x 22 arc min).  I assume we will want to follow this star when it fades into our range?

Jim Roe [ROE]

fainter comps
HQA's picture
Joined: 2010-05-10

Hi Jim,

There will be fainter comps available as the nova fades.


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