Patrick Schmeer reports on BAAVSS-Alert...
Koichi Itagaki (Yamagata, Japan) reports the discovery of an apparent nova of magnitude 6.8 in Delphinus:
Taichi Kato reports on vsnet-alert 16215 (Aug 16)
Nova Del 2013 spectrum
Fujii-san has provided the following spectrum.
Balmer lines were accompanied by P Cyg profiles. The absorption center of Halpha was -1300 km/s. Fe II (37) (42) (49) lines were also prominent with P Cyg profiles. O I 7477A, 7773A, 8446A appeared to be present.
The spectrum resembles that of a pre-maximum nova with a relatively slow expansion rate.
Charts taken from AAVSO Chart Plotter.
A single 1 min exposure with a 100mm, f/2 lens taken at 21:13 from Chelmsford, Essex. The Nova has been marked with lines. Nick James
R~1000 resolution spectrum of Nova Del taken 5th Sept, with a C11 + LISA spectrograph and processed with ISIS. The prominent peaks are the Hydrogen Balmer emission lines.