amateur nova classifications

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Robin Leadbeater
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Hi George,

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

https://britastro.org/node/15857

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.

Cheers

Robin