amateur nova classifications

Forums Spectroscopy Possible nova in M31 amateur nova classifications

Robin Leadbeater

Hi George,

There is another one classified by me last October which was then also confirmed by professionals

but I dont know of any others.

It would be nice to have a higher SNR spectrum to confirm the presence of other features (eg Fe curtain  or He, N lines) but that would  need a larger telescope. The  spectroscopic evolution  of an initial blue continuum with a strong H alpha emission emerging over time with around this velocity is characteristic of a nova though.