Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  M 52  ·  NGC 7654
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Nova in Cas, 



    
        

            Kathy Walker
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Nova in Cas

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Nova in Cas, 



    
        

            Kathy Walker
Nova in Cas
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Nova in Cas

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 20, 2021
Frames:
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Lum: 2×300(10′) bin 1×1
Integration:
10′
Avg. Moon age:
6.39 days
Avg. Moon phase:
39.50%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4333431

RA center: 23h24m43s.9

DEC center: +61°1008

Pixel scale: 1.204 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 271.750 degrees

Field radius: 0.703 degrees

Resolution: 3354x2529

File size: 599.5 KB

Locations: Hall's Harbour Observatory (H2O), Hall's Harbour, NS, Canada

Data source: Backyard

Description

The nova is the bright star dead-centre in the frame.

Nova Cas 2021 was discovered by Yuji Nakamura of Japan on 18 March at about 10h UT. I was only able to get two frames, because it was way down in the trees. It is located between the Bubble Nebula and M52. Any image that includes those two will include the nova, making some good before and after comparisons possible.

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Nova in Cas, 



    
        

            Kathy Walker