Skip to comments.Bright New Nova In Delphinus — You can See it Tonight With Binoculars
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. Lets 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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>> Not sure why it is a “possible” nova. What else could it be?
“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.
An opening salvo.
Can't wait to check this out tonight.
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.
Workerbee - isn’t that a Duster? The Nova was not an attractive car ....
Makes you wonder if an entire civilization was wiped out when their sun went nova. What a way to go!
Blame it on the Poss. Nova...
Humanity better be ready to go travelling when Sol starts its final burnout.
The Planet of the Novas wiped out their sun with global warming?
But, that couldn’t happen here. Right?
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. :)
It’s a nova. I own a 73 Duster.
lots of novacaine would help them feel no pain as they get crispy...
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.
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.
Klaatu barada nikto!
“could be a long period fast brightening variable”
A hard top!
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.
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.
Thanks BenLurkin, extra to APoD.
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