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Observation by Mazin Younis: Nova Her 2021 showing red

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Mazin Younis

Observer

Mazin Younis

Observed

2021 Jun 14 - 01:12

Uploaded

2021 Jun 14 - 02:20

Objects

Nova Her 2021

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Constellation

Aquila

Field centre

RA: 18h57m
Dec: +16°59'
Position angle: -49°26'

Field size

0°55' × 0°37'

Equipment
  • Skywatcher Quattro Newtonian f/4
  • ZWO ASI 294MC-Pro
Exposure

65 frames @ 60s each

Location

Hale Barnes, Manchester

Target name

Nova Her 2021

Title

Nova Her 2021 showing red

About this image

Thanks Jeremy for the alert regarding this interesting nova. It's clearly showing red colour which may indicate that ionised hydrogen atoms are coming back to lower orbits hence emitting in the Balmer spectral lines.

The nova is nicely positioned in our night sky for many future observations. The bright star in the image is a 5.3mag FF Aql.

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Mike Harlow
Mike Harlow, 2021 Jun 14 - 06:11 UTC

Hi Mazin,

Another lovely image of a nova.  I really like your wide field views showing colour contrasts in the stars.

Mike.

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