V1831 Aql = Nova Aql 2015 = PNV J19215012+1509248: an image (7 Oct. 2015)
On 5.548 Oct. 2015, K. Itagaki, Teppo-cho, Yamagata, Japan, discovered a possible galactic nova in Aquila, temporarily named PNV J19215012+1509248. The nova nature was spectroscopically confirmed and the source was officially announced as V1831 AQUILAE = NOVA AQUILAE 2015.
On Oct. 7, we remotely used the Virtual Telescope to look at this object. The image above comes from the average of six, 30-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely collected with the PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. Using shorter exposures, the nova was estimated at mag. 12.9 (R mags for the reference stars from UCAC-4).
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