Novae are a very important research field at Virtual Telescope, especially since we are able to do low-res spectroscopy.
Both galactic and extra-galactic transients are followed-up, with data sent to the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams and to interested institutions.
Checking for last minute transients is part of the modus operandi of our facility. This way, we cover all the transients accessible from our observing site.
When a transient is bright enough, spectroscopy is performed, in addition to astrometry and photometry.
Below is a list including some of the most interesting objects observed.
- Extragalactic luminous red nova 2021biy in NGC 4631
- Nova ASASSN-17hx: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Nova Ophiuchi 2015 n. 2: 1
- Nova Aquilae 2015: 1
- Nova Sagittarii 2015 n. 3: 1
- Nova Sagittarii 2015 n. 2: 1
- Nova Scorpii 2015: 1
- Nova Cygni 2014: 1, 2
- Nova Aquilae 2013: 1, 2
- Nova Delphini 2013, 1, 2, 3, 4
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