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Old 22-03-2018, 09:57 AM
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Nova Car!!!

http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=11460

We should have caught this one!!

Congratulations to Paul Lukas on the confirmation spectrum.

(very close to 5 mag HD92063)

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Old 23-03-2018, 06:18 PM
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http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=11460

We should have caught this one!!

Congratulations to Paul Lukas on the confirmation spectrum.

(very close to 5 mag HD92063)
I lucked a couple of snaps by accident with my dslr and 80 mm scope, you can see a visual in the beginers astro photo section.
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Old 24-03-2018, 10:51 AM
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Hi Ken,

Should the title of the post be "Nova Car" instead of Cen ?

The post by Ian Musgrave (bless his socks !) shows the nova in Carina.

http://astroblogger.blogspot.com.au/...well-just.html

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Old 24-03-2018, 11:07 AM
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Old 24-03-2018, 11:03 PM
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I was able to attend Penrith Observatory this evening, and bagged an image of Nova Carinae 2018. LX90-10", f/5, Grasshopper Express 10 second image.

The nova appears a little less bright than HD92063 (the brightest star in the field) at mag 5.08, and brighter than TYC8613-02168-1 (just below the nova) at mag 9.39. Some coma is evident from the 0.5x focal reducer.

Also attached is the field from the Palomar Obs. Sky Survey (POSS). The nova's presumptive location is shown by the crosshairs.

Thanks to Ken Harrison (Merlin66) for the heads up on this lovely new star.

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Old 04-04-2018, 12:14 AM
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I saw nova Car at 1am AEST on 4/4/18 with a 6" reflector and an 11mm EP
It is about the same magnitude as HD 92399, mag 6.5.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:27 AM
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Got the chance to observe Nova Car last night. Always interesting to view a "new" star not listed on maps and planetarium apps.
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:00 PM
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Someone has posted a time-lapse video of Nova Car:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qt5KJ4ILMY
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:00 AM
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Right. The Youtube offering is a slo-mo video of a car on a beach exploding.

I am sure this all makes sense. It's humorous (and I'm not :-).

Oh well. Back to work.

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