Home » News & Blogs » Possible Bright Nova in Delphinus
Bookmark and Share
Comets and asteroids news

Possible Bright Nova in Delphinus

14 Aug 2013, 22:13 UTC
Possible Bright Nova in Delphinus
(200 words excerpt, click title or image to see full post)

Following the posting on the Central Bureau's Transient Object Confirmation Page about a possible Bright Nova in Del (TOCP Designation: PNV J20233073+2046041) we performed some follow-up of this object through a 0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD from MPC Code I89 (iTelescope network - Nerpio, Spain) and through a 0.25-m f/6.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD from MPC code C82 (Sorrento, Italy).On our images taken on August 14.8, 2013 from MPC I89 we can confirm the presence of an optical counterpart with unfiltered CCD magnitude 6.8 at coordinates:R.A. = 20 23 30.72, Decl.= +20 46 03.4(equinox 2000.0; UCAC-3 catalogue reference stars). On our images taken on August 14.8, 2013 from MPC C82 we can confirm the presence of an optical counterpart with unfiltered CCD magnitude 6.9 and R-Filtered magnitude 6.1 at coordinates:R.A. = 20 23 30.68, Decl.= +20 46 03.7(equinox 2000.0; CMC-14 catalogue reference stars).Our confirmation image (click on it for a bigger version): An animation showing a comparison between our confirmation image and the archive POSS2/UKSTU plate (R Filter - 1990). Click here or on the thumbnail for a bigger version:by Ernesto Guido, Nello Ruocco and Nick Howes

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

astronomy_pod