T Pyx in 2011


Image T Pyx
Time 2011/04/19 11:54 UT - 14:45 UT
Optics Intane APO 8.0-cm refractor, f/7
Camera Canon EOS 1000D (ISO 800)
Exposure 40 s x 191 frames
Processing 191 images stacked in DeepSkyStacker 3.2.2 with dark frames subtracted; fixed with Fitswork V4.41, IRIS V5.56 and Photoshop CS3 Extended; 0.5x resized and cropped;
Comments The recurrent nova is splendously situated approx. in the center of the image.


The recurrent nova is discovered in outburst by Mike Linnolt, Hawaii, US, at a visual magnitude of 13.0 on 2011 Apr 14.2931 UT, which is later confirmed by A. Plummer and S. Kerr. It is the first outburst of T Pyx since Dec 7, 1966, nearly 45 years. Details c.f. AAVSO Alert Notice 436.


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