Re:Possible Nova in Aql.

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Posted by Gary Poyner at 09:10 on 2012 Oct 29

David,Thanks for showing an interest. I can remember a time when a possible Nova would have been quite the news! How times change.It still has it’s ‘PNV’ designation, and I haven’t seen details of a spectrum anywhere. Lots of observations and images of course, but without a spectrum it remains a ‘possible Nova’ (PNV).It is an extremely red object, and unfiltered CCD images are showing the Nova much brighter than visual or V band. The difference between I&V band photometry is around 4 magnitudes at the moment (latest data from Nick James using Sierra Stars on Oct 26.11 UT is 10.25I & 14.32V).There are some images – including a multi-band animation from Denis Buczynski – on the VSS web pages.Gary