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NOVA in Delphinius

About this object

On the 14th of Aug, a Japanese amateur astronomer Koichi Itagaki discovered a star which exploded in the constellation Delphinus. The image above was taken from my backyard on 19 Aug 2013. Nova Delphinus 2013 is the bright star in the upper left. Near the bottom of the image is the blue planetary nebula NGC 6905, another star which exploded eons ago and shed its gas into space. To read more about this Nova see this link:

Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SV102T @f5.6
  • Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250
  • Camera: QSI 583
  • Filters: Astrodon 31mm RGB filter set
  • Exposure: RGB 10 min each
  • Camera/Mount Control: Maxim DL 5.23, CCD Commander
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8 RC7
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Date: 19 Aug 13
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