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Monday, September 26, 2016


My First Image of Nova Lupus 2016

Nova Lupus (ASASSN-16kt) imaged from my back yard using a Canon IXUS. 10 x 15 second 400 ASA shots stacked in DeepSkyStacker and contrast adjusted and cropped in ImageJ. Click to embiggen.

Despite rubbish conditions (low haze and close to te horizon, that's the roof of the house at the bottom) I was able to pick up the nova. compare this camera image with the simulations at this page.

Despite the less than ideal conditions form comparison stars I estimate the visual magnitude to be between 6.7 and 6.8, definitely not less than 6.9 (comparison stars TYC 7847-2084-1, TYC 8295-1806-1, TYC 7848-731-1, TYC 7849-1310-1, TYC 7849-2514-1)

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Nice picture Ian considering the conditions. Here in the UK Lupus is unfortunately below the horizon.
Genial fotografía !
Aquí en argentina pude observarla dos noches consecutivas ,mi registro esta en mi blog :dibujosenlanoche.blogspot.com.ar ,si gustas pasar.
Saludos !
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