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Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Nova Centauri 2013 brightens again (11 December 2013)

Nova Centauri 2013 imaged with iTelescope T9 on the morning of Wednesday 11 December at 4:05 am AEDST.

Nova Centauri faded from it's peak of around magnitude 3.5 to around 4.5, and now has bounced back again to magnitude 3.6-3.7 (see this magnitude plot from the AAVSO). I still have not seen it with my unaided eye, but I got another shot with iTelescope.

Exposure time was 10 seconds, and it is still overexposed. Compare this with my image from the 7th. No useful nearby reference stars to estimate the magnitude.

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