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Just had a brief break between scurrying clouds - 11 pm. Same 10x50s. Where yesterday about this time i could not detect a difference between the nova and 29 Vul it was certainly less bright tonight, but still brighter than Eta Sagitta. Conditions were not great and had about a minute only, but to me just barely under 5th mag. Still quite bright and not sure what the prediction should be. Pleased to see it again however brief !

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One of the brightest nova in recent history, 6mag is now visible in Delphinus. Here's you chance to record the varying brightness and collect useful spectra of an amazing object!! http://www.cbat.eps.

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

Drifting cloud last night Thursday Aug 22 after dusk but got a quick shot via piggybacked 1100d and est mag at m5.5 against circled star and Sloan DSS. Perhaps more importantly [for me!] my 5th spect

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Just had another look 10.45 with 10x50s and compared to my reference star Eta Sagitta, the nova appears to be holding in brightness quite well. I estimate it as no fainter than eta - so around 5th mag.

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Just had another look 10.45 with 10x50s and compared to my reference star Eta Sagitta, the nova appears to be holding in brightness quite well. I estimate it as no fainter than eta - so around 5th mag.

Yep, I'd agree with that. I also just had a look in my binoculars, and I'd say it's only very slightly dimmer than yesterday, so still close in brightness to 29 Vul but significantly brighter than eta Sge. I'd say about m4.9. I felt it had a pale orange tint to it today that I didn't see yesterday but maybe I just didn't notice.

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Yep, I'd agree with that. I also just had a look in my binoculars, and I'd say it's only very slightly dimmer than yesterday, so still close in brightness to 29 Vul but significantly brighter than eta Sge. I'd say about m4.9. I felt it had a pale orange tint to it today that I didn't see yesterday but maybe I just didn't notice.

I've just estimated m4.8 based on comparison with 29 Vul. I think we are all in the same ball park :smiley:

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Darn, missed this bit of news while in Tuscany. The prediction for tomorrow is clear skies, so I will be hunting it down.

You're supposed to miss it - that's why you're on holiday in Tuscuny :rolleyes:
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It does seem to be a strange one. When I checked it visually a few days ago, it looked just slightly brighter than HR 7811 so I put it at around mag 5.5. I saw a photo taken at a similar time and it looked quite a bit brighter than HR7811 so I would have put it nearer 5.2 ish based on that.

Cloudy last night too do I haven't seen it for a few days. Will be interesting to pick it up again.

Stu

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Drifting cloud last night Thursday Aug 22 after dusk but got a quick shot via piggybacked 1100d and est mag at m5.5 against circled star and Sloan DSS. Perhaps more importantly [for me!] my 5th spectrum profile within a week as the nova fades - my best early nova sequence in over a decade of nova spectra imaging :police:

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