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Thanks guys - one that bright will give lots of us the chance to see a supernova.

andrew

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That's got to be worth a look. Just hope the sky clears in time...

James

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What's the light curve like on these? How long will it be around?

Stu

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For clarification, this is a nova as opposed to a supernova, right?

Never seen a nova before and this run of weather isn't promising :(

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Thanks for sharing Ken. I like the before/after animation image that is linked to on the CBAT page: http://bit.ly/13AVFTy

Anyone have any info on how far away it is?

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What's the light curve like on these? How long will it be around?

Stu

A Nova tends to be quite quick, dropping a few magnitudes in a few days, so grab any clear skies you can asap.

Nigel

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Many thanks for the post, I'll take a look as soon as I have the opportunity. It takes me back to the 70s and another nova Del, I think it was designated HR? Anyway, back in those days I used to do a lot of variable star observing and I can remember observing Nova Del. Of course in those days, with no internet, notification would have likely been by a BAA circular by post. The quickest way to have an observation published would be by sending obserbvations to The Astronomer magazine which was published monthly and with a deadline of around 15th of the month prior to the publication date. I'll stop now, before I get too nostalgic.

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Next 4 days are cloudy it seems :( Really wanted to catch this one. Thanks for the heads up and finders cross for a break in the clouds.

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On the Sky at Night flickr group a guy has uploaded a really wide 35mm view. Assuming he has the positioning right it could be a little tricky to find but it's certainly there.

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Thanks for the heads up and the finder chart links folks :smiley:

Solid cloud here tonight but hopefully it will hang about long enough to get a scope or binoculars onto it. I've seen several supernovae but no novae, as far as I'm aware.

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will it look any different in bins to a normal star?

No.

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