|• Probable nova or variable star in Ophiuchus
I captured a probable nova or variable star in Ophiuchus using an e21cm telescope. It was exposed for 3 minutes starting at 20:20. The object is at the tip of the arrow. A magnitude estimate obtained from a photograph on Max film is approximately 9.7.
The Milky Way was visible beautifully down to low altitudes in the southern sky tonight, but in the evening many clouds drifted over.
A further investigation has revealed the star at the tip of the yellow arrow (not the white arrow) is the object in question.
A probable nova or variable star in Ophiuchus
July 30, 2003
3-minute exposure from 20:20
Copyright (C) 2003 Tsutomu Seki.