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Bright New Nova In Delphinus You can See it Tonight With Binoculars
universetoday.com ^ | August 14, 2013 | Bob King on

Posted on 08/14/2013 3:02:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Looking around for something new to see in your binoculars or telescope tonight? How about an object whose name literally means “new”. Japanese amateur astronomer Koichi Itagaki of Yamagata discovered an apparent nova or “new star” in the constellation Delphinus the Dolphin just today, August 14. He used a small 7-inch (.18-m) reflecting telescope and CCD camera to nab it. Let’s hope its mouthful of a temporary designation, PNVJ20233073+2046041, is soon changed to Nova Delphini 2013!


The possible new nova is located in Delphinus alongside the familiar Summer Triangle outlined by Deneb, Vega and Altair. This may shows the sky looking high in the south for mid-northern latitudes around 10 p.m. local time in mid-August. The new object is ideally placed for viewing. Stellarium

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: delphinus; novadelphini2013; pnvj202330732046041; possanova
Not sure why it is a "possible" nova. What else could it be?
1 posted on 08/14/2013 3:02:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

>> Not sure why it is a “possible” nova. What else could it be?

Bossa Nova?


2 posted on 08/14/2013 3:03:27 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: BenLurkin

3 posted on 08/14/2013 3:05:11 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: BenLurkin

“What else could it be?”

Oh MAN if that isn’t a hanging yakker of a curve ball, I don’t know what is. Can’t wait to see people take cuts at that one.


4 posted on 08/14/2013 3:06:05 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: BenLurkin
Not sure why it is a "possible" nova. What else could it be?

An opening salvo.

Can't wait to check this out tonight.

5 posted on 08/14/2013 3:07:49 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: BenLurkin

Nibiru?


6 posted on 08/14/2013 3:07:52 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: workerbee


7 posted on 08/14/2013 3:14:08 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: BenLurkin
"Not sure why it is a "possible" nova. What else could it be?"

Well, reaching just a little ... Chevy Novas didn't sell well in Mexico because the name translated as No Go. So maybe the Mayan view is this is something other than an nova. I think my hyperbole string just broke.

8 posted on 08/14/2013 3:14:14 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: DUMBGRUNT

pingaling


9 posted on 08/14/2013 3:15:40 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Truth29

*ouch*


10 posted on 08/14/2013 3:20:31 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: workerbee

Workerbee - isn’t that a Duster? The Nova was not an attractive car ....


11 posted on 08/14/2013 3:24:20 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: BenLurkin

Makes you wonder if an entire civilization was wiped out when their sun went nova. What a way to go!


12 posted on 08/14/2013 4:10:06 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Revolting cat!

Blame it on the Poss. Nova...


13 posted on 08/14/2013 4:17:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Kirkwood

Humanity better be ready to go travelling when Sol starts its final burnout.


14 posted on 08/14/2013 4:17:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Kirkwood

The Planet of the Novas wiped out their sun with global warming?

But, that couldn’t happen here. Right?


15 posted on 08/14/2013 4:18:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BenLurkin

Well it could be a long period fast brightening variable. It could also be a star that was concealed by a dark nebula.

Or it could be a Supernova. :)


16 posted on 08/14/2013 5:19:54 PM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: Ken522

It’s a nova. I own a 73 Duster.


17 posted on 08/14/2013 6:58:51 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: Kirkwood

lots of novacaine would help them feel no pain as they get crispy...


18 posted on 08/14/2013 7:21:26 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: mountn man

As you may have noticed living in Chicongoland, unless there is a danger of sunburn from it, you may not see it!

Most nights looking north Polaris (~41°)is at the lower edge of the night sky.

To the west and that is the best viewing.

N41.884 ,W88.124

http://cleardarksky.com/lp/Chicagolp.html?Mn=telescope%20accessory

Milkyway at best very faint at zenith. M31 difficult and indestinct. Sky is grey up to 35 degrees. Limiting magntidue 5.0 to 5.5.


19 posted on 08/14/2013 7:24:09 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: a fool in paradise
The late Eydie Gormé immortalized?

-PJ

20 posted on 08/14/2013 7:29:19 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: BenLurkin
What else could it be? 

Klaatu barada nikto!

-PJ

21 posted on 08/14/2013 7:30:51 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Conan the Librarian

“could be a long period fast brightening variable”

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/saywhat.wav


22 posted on 08/14/2013 7:38:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Possa Nova?


23 posted on 08/14/2013 9:19:55 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: TurboZamboni

A hard top!


24 posted on 08/15/2013 7:03:45 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: BenLurkin

Yeh! A variable star with a very long dim period, followed by an intense, but, short brightening. Recurrent Nova kind of thing like U Scorpio.

AS for the Sun, we don’t have to wait for the Sun to go nova. Just have to wait for it to become unstable like Delta Scorpio. Then we are toast.


25 posted on 08/15/2013 8:50:21 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: Truth29
Chevy Novas didn't sell well in Mexico because the name translated as No Go.

Turns out that's another urban legend. Nova's sold okay in Latin countries. There's a whole linguistic angle that I won't repeat but one piece I read said that "nova" and "no va" are as distinguishable in Spanish as "carpet" and "car pet," and the root meaning of nova--new--is more readily understood in Spanish than in Ennglish.

26 posted on 08/15/2013 8:59:33 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: BenLurkin; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; ...

Thanks BenLurkin, extra to APoD.


27 posted on 08/27/2013 8:20:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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