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Nova in Eridanus

Posted in Astrophotography with tags , , , , , , , , on 2009/12/20 by computerphysicslab

In spite of the cloudy skies I could get a shot of a Nova that has appeared in Eridanus constellation. The key to get this shot is having used a remote robotic telescope through Internet, Bradford telescope located at Teide mountain in Canary Islands.

The image is the result of 2 minutes of exposition through the Cluster camera of Bradford Robotic telescope. The Nova is located at 6 degrees from Rigel (Orion). There is attached a map of the area, in which it is visible that the Nova is not registered in the chart.

And here it is the same area as viewed with more magnification through the Celestron C14 main telescope at Bradford Observatory. The image was taken on 2009-12-25, so several days after the previous image, but Eridanus Nova remains clearly visible.