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Nova Carina 2018

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Observer
Nick Hewitt
Time of observation
20/03/2018 - 21:00
Object
Eta Carina with Nova Carina 2018
Observing location
Boa Vista, Cape Verde 15:58:47 N, -22:49:09 W
Equipment
Canon 60Da
50mm lens at f5.6
IDAS filter
Star Adventurer
Exposure
5 x 120 sec ISO 1600
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Serendipity! Having a chill-out in Cape Verde (Riu Touareg, Boa Vista. Photographing Mercury and Venus on the second night there, I saw the sky was promising, so went out after supper and took a few snaps. Then had Guy Hurst's Circular (22nd March)from The Astronomer with a discovery of a nova on 20th so thought I might have bagged it. It is to the left of the yellow marker. The blow up from the wide field is a bit ragged, the whole shot is to follow.

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