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Old 27-10-2018, 09:33 AM
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Congratulations Rob Kaufman - New Nova in Norma

Rob has recently discovered a new 10 mag Nova in Norma.
Spectroscopic results indicate an Fe II type nova.
Well done Rob!!!

Nova in Norma: N Nor 2018 = PNV J16143400-5330050
October 26, 2018

Event: Nova in Norma - N Nor 2018 = PNV J16143400-5330050

Discovered by: Robert Kaufman (Bright, Victoria, Australia)

Discovery magnitude: 10.5 (DSLR green channel, approximately visual band)

Discovery date: 2018 October 13.414 UT

Coordinates (2000.0): R.A. 16 14 32.91 Decl. -53 30 15.2 (from VSX)

Spectra: Spectroscopy obtained by E. Aydi et al. (ATel #12142) on 2018 Oct. 23.03 UT using the Goodman spectrograph on the SOAR telescope indicates that N Nor 2018 is a classical Fe II nova, possibly in the transition phase.
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Thanks Ken, much appreciated! Took a long time for someone to get a decent spectrum of it so the wait was excruciating.

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Rob,
Next time just let me know....I can get an R=10000 spectrum pretty easily (weather permitting!)
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Rob,
Next time just let me know....I can get an R=10000 spectrum pretty easily (weather permitting!)
Thanks Ken, will do.

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Bravo Rob. You should be very proud of your achievements coming on the back of a lot of dedication and effort. Amateur astronomers are still making discoveries and that is sensational considering the nightly all sky coverage from so many professional groups. Again Bravo!
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