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PU Vul (Nova Vulpeculae 1979)

PU Vul (Nova Vulpeculae 1979)

NQ Vul (Nova Vulpeculae 1976)


NQ Vul (Nova Vulpeculae 1976)

NQ Vul was discovered visually by the English amateur astronomer George Alcock on 1976 October 21 at a magnitude of 6.5 (AAVSO Alert Notices 9, 10, 12, 13). A precusor to the event was seen on photographic plates taken 26 hours before discovery by the Sternberg State Astronomical Institute in Moscow (Carroll 1977).

V1500 Cyg (Nova Cygni 1975)

FH Ser (Nova Serpentis 1970)

V4641 Sagittarii

V838 Monocerotis

V4334 Sagittarii

Sakurai's Object

V4334 SGR is well known as "Sakurai's Object". It was discovered as a variable on February 20, 1996 by Yukio Sakurai of Japan while he was looking for comets. (Imagine the numbers of variables discovered this way!) At the time, it was a new 12th magnitude star thought to be a novae. But pretty soon it was realized things were not quite so simple.

TT Arietis

The Mysterious Ways of TT Arietis


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