Re:Help please, with setting UP a super nova search.

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Posted by Gary Poyner at 20:23 on 2011 Apr 01

A check should also be made to ensure that your suspect hasn’t already been announced. This page is useful…http://www.rochesterastronomy.org/snimages/and I’m sure there are a number of other sites which give recent discovery details too.This happens quite a lot in Cataclysmic Variables, where someone thinks they have detected an outburst and reports it to various lists only to find it was picked up two nights earlier. Pretty frustrating all round when that happens.Speaking with my UK Nova Patrol hat on, it would be nice if anyone out there would take up a dedicated search for Novae. It’s been 10 years since a Nova was discovered photographically from the UK (Mike Collins), and 20 years for a visual discovery (George Alcock’s amazing discovery of Nova Her 1991). I think were due one. Maybe someone who is reading this forum?Gary