Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)
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Nova Sagittarius 2015 no.2, 


            José J. Chambó
Nova Sagittarius 2015 no.2
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Nova Sagittarius 2015 no.2

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: FSQ-106ED

Mounts: Paramount PME

Guiding cameras: STL-11000M

Software: PixInsight LE  ·  Cartes du Ciel  ·  MaximDL5  ·  ACP Observatory Control Software

Dates:March 22, 2015

Frames: 2x120" (4')

Integration: 4'

Avg. Moon age: 2.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.41%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 589445

RA center: 18h 36' 56"

DEC center: -28° 55' 44"

Pixel scale: 9.742 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.336 degrees

Field radius: 1.837 degrees

Resolution: 620x620

Locations: Siding Spring - NSW (Australia), Siding Spring Observatory, New South Wales, Australia


Nova Sgr 2015 no.2 in the middle of this wide field image covering 2.5 square degrees located in central area of "Sagittarius Teapot". A star between near half a million stars visible in this photo, taken on March 22, 2015 just as the Nova reached its maximum brightness at 4.3 magnitude.

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Nova Sagittarius 2015 no.2, 


            José J. Chambó