Saturday, August 24, 2013

Revisiting Nova Del 2013 on August 24, 2013 at 0715 UTC

I took some more photos of Nova Delphini 2013 this morning at 3:15am Indiana time, which I believe is 7:15am universal time. In my single frames, N Del 2013 appears slightly smaller than the nearby 5.7 reference star, so it must be 5.8 magnitude (whereas before it appeared slightly larger than the 5.7 reference star). 

Nova Del 2013 August 24
48 subs, 62 darks, 45 bias, each at 300mm, 1.3 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1600

It's hard to tell with the stacked image because the stars are all kinda smudged (they're kinda smudged on the single frames too for that matter). Here is a side by side comparison of my two observations compared to the nearby 5.7 magnitude star. To me it looks like N Del 2013 is slightly brighter on the 22nd and slightly dimmer on the 24th.

nova delphini 2013 comparison
Side-by-side comparison of N Del 2013 for two observations
nova del 2013 star chart
This was really fun to make! Comparing my photo of N Del 2013 to Stellarium
Nova! It's a new (-ly visible) star!

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