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Nova Del 2013

Welcome, fans of Nova Del 2013!

Below is a listing of the various AAVSO publications, posts, and articles on the new bright nova in Delphinus.  Use the links on the right side of the page to find out more about the AAVSO and how you can get in on the action. 

Clear skies!

 

Publications:

Binocular Sequence and Charts Now Available for Nova Del 2013

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.

Alert Notice 421: Nova in Scorpius (V1311 Sco = N Sco 2010 No. 2)

May 5, 2010
 
Event: Nova in Scorpius (V1311 Sco = Nova Sco 2010 No. 2)
 
Discovered Idependently By:
- Koichi Nishiyama, Kurume, Japan, and Fujio Kabashima, Miyaki, Japan
- Hideo Nishimura, Miyawaki, Kakegawa, Shizuoka-ken, Japan (reported via S. Nakano, Sumoto, Japan, in CBET 2262)
- Tadashi Kojima, Tsumagoi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma-ken, Japan (reported via S. Nakano, Sumoto, Japan, in CBET 2262)

Alert Notice 420: Nova in Sagittarius (V5586 Sgr = Nova Sgr 2010 No. 2)

April 26, 2010


Event: Nova in Sagittarius (V5586 Sgr = Nova Sgr 2010 No. 2)

Discovered By: Koichi Nishiyama, Kurume, Japan, and Fujio Kabashima, Miyaki, Japan

Discovery Date: Apr. 23.782 UT using a 105-mm f/4 camera lens (+ SBIG STL6303E camera)

Discovery Magnitude: unfiltered CCD magnitude 11.2

Alert Notice 419: Nova eruption in V407 Cyg

March 15, 2010: According to CBET 2199, 2204, and 2205, the suspected symbiotic star V407 Cyg has been observed in an anomalously bright outburst, and subsequent spectroscopic observations by multiple observers show clear signs of a classical nova. Observations of this anomalous event are requested immediately, and observers are asked to continue observing this object until it returns to its previous quiescent level.

Alert Notice 416: Nova in Sagittarius (V5585 Sgr = N Sgr 2010)

January 31, 2010

Event: Nova in Sagittarius (V5585 Sgr = N Sgr 2010)

Discovered By: John Seach, Chatsworth Island, NSW, Australia

Discovery Date: Jan. 20.72 UT

Discovery Magnitude: approximately 8.5, using a DSLR with 50-mm f/1.4 lens and orange filter

Position: RA: 18:07:26.95 , Dec: -29:00:43.6 (equinox 2000.0)
from K. Nishiyama, Kurume, Fukuoka-ken, Japan, and F. Kabashima, Miyaki-cho, Saga-ken, Japan, from their image taken 2010 January 23.892

Alert Notice 484: Nova Sco 2013 = PNV J17335943-3606216 [V1533 Sco]

June 4, 2013:

Event: Nova Sco 2013 = PNV J17335943-3606216 [V1533 Sco]

Discovered by: Koichi Nishiyama (Kurume, Japan) and Fujio Kabashima (Miyaki, Japan)

Discovery Magnitude: unfiltered CCD magnitude 11.1, from two 40-s unfiltered CCD frames, using a 105-mm f/4 camera lens (+SBIG STL6303E camera)

Discovery date: 2013 June 03.6146 UT

Events from the AAVSO Spring Meeting Broadcast Online!

For those who could not attend the AAVSO 2013 Spring Meeting in person but wish to take part, we will be broadcasting the following 2 events via GoToWebinar:



Talk by AAVSO Vice President Jeno Sokoloski

"Working Together to Understand Novae"

Friday, May 17 at 11:00am EDT (15:00 UT)

Special Notice #343: GK Per outburst appears to be underway

March 18, 2013:  The old nova GK Per (N Per 1901), which has dwarf nova outbursts, appears to be going into outburst, according to observations submitted to the AAVSO International Database:

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