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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

 

More Nova Scorpii ( V1280 Sco) images

This image of Nova Scorpii 2007 ( V1280 Sco) was taken by fellow South Australian SteveB (click to enlarge, (c) SteveB 2007). A very nice field taken with a webcam (compare this with the binoculat map in the link above). Steve says to note that the stars are bloated due to a poor infrared (IR) filter on his setup. That's why the star RR Scorpii shows a ring around it, that is just unfocussed IR. Steve says because of this it is very misleading to try and do a magnitude estimate of the nova from this image. Anyway, visit Steve's site and have a look at some of the great images there.

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