Nova Cephei 2013: low-res spectrum
The Virtual Telescope observed Nova Cep 2013 recently and, in addition to ordinary imaging, we performed low-res spectroscopy, remotely using the Celestron C14 robotic unit, equipped with a 100 lines/mm grating.
Spectroscopy was very recently introduced at the Virtual Telescope and, thanks to the prompt availability of the robotic scopes, it was easy to try to get a spectrum of the recent Nova.
Above is a spectrum of the nova, showing, among other features, a strong emission line in H-alpha.
We are very happy with this result!
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