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Report from Geisei Observatory <February 13, 2002>

• Nova V838 in Monoceros
Photos of this nova were taken on monochrome and color film on February 12.
The position is given below. The magnitude is approximately 8.0.
    -3o50'50".6  (2000)
This nova seems to show strange rises and falls in brightness. What color will it show in color photos taken by Geisei's 60cm-f/3.5 telescope, which will be presented later? The star images taken by this telescope are very sharp.
Nova V838 in Monoceros
21:31 February 12, 2002 with an 11-minute exposure
TP6415 film
60cm reflector by Tsutomu Seki at Geisei Observatory

[V838 magnified]
V838 magnified

Copyright (C) 2002 Tsutomu Seki.