Nova Cygni 2014 brighter (6 Apr. 2014)
Last night, at Virtual Telescope we wanted to visit Nova Cygni 2014, after our prompt, very precious follow-up done soon after the transient was spotted in the sky.
The PlaneWave 17″robotic unit took three, 60-seconds, unfiltered exposures: they were averaged and the resulting frame is shown above.
Photometry provided an estimate for Nova Cyg 2014 brightness and it resulted to be (on 6.12 April 2014, the time of the image above) mag. 10.2 (R mags for the reference stars from UCAC-4). The star is 0.8 mag brighter than five days ago.
The object is easy to see with a small, 3 inches or so telescope: below is a chart showing were Nova Cygni 2014 is.
Back to “Novae” page
Support The Virtual Telescope Project!
If everyone reading this right now would donate something, our fundraiser would be done in a few days. Please, donate and receive unique, LIMITED EDITION set of images showing the stunning 19 Feb. 2019 Supermoon above Rome, images of the Tiangong 1 and International Space Station above Rome and more, specifically made for supporters like you!
donate now (you can adjust the amount later)
You can also order our 2019 Calendar, featuring our unique images of the stars above the legendary monuments of Rome!