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Monday, 19 August 2013

[BAA-ebulletin 00757] Nova Delphini 2013

BAA electronic bulletin

Nova Delphini 2013

A bright Nova has been discovered in the constellation of Delphinus.  The
discovery was made by Koichi Itagaki, Yamagata Japan using an 18cm reflector
and CCD. The Nova was confirmed on frames taken on August 14.750 UT using a
0.60-m f/5.7 reflector and unfiltered CCD after discovery at magnitude 6.3C.
No star was visible on previous frames taken by the discoverer on 2013
August 13.565 UT to magnitude 13.0.  Nick James reports that inspection of
his Perseid Meteor patrol frames taken on Aug 14.063UT show nothing visible
at the reported position to magnitude 9.0C.

The position of the Nova is  20h 23m 30.68 +20 46 03.8 (2000.0)

Latest magnitude estimates reported to the AAVSO database reveal the Nova
has increased in brightness to around magnitude +4.5 by Aug 16.5 UT, making
it (at this time) the brightest Nova visible in the Northern sky since Nova
Aql 1999 (V1494 Aql which peaked at magnitude +4.0) and a possible naked eye
object to many observers.

A finder chart, images and spectrum details of the Nova can be found on the
web pages of the Variable Star Section

Observers are asked to report their observations - both visual and CCD - to
the relevant secretaries.  Contact details can be found on the VSS web page.

Written by Gary Poyner, sent by David Boyd on behalf of the Variable Star Section
2013 August 16 ======================================================================
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Colin James Watling
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