Nova Centauri 2013

This image from the New Technology Telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory shows Nova Centauri 2013 in July 2015 as the brightest star in the centre of the picture. This was more than eighteen months after the initial explosive outburst. This nova was the first in which evidence of lithium has been found.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1531a
Type:Observation
Release date:29 July 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1531
Size:871 x 1008 px

About the Object

Name:Nova Centauri 2013
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
Distance:11000 light years
Constellation:Centaurus
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 54 39.29
Position (Dec):-59° 10' 32.20"
Field of view:4.06 x 4.03 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
New Technology Telescope
EFOSC2
Optical
V
New Technology Telescope
EFOSC2
Optical
R
New Technology Telescope
EFOSC2

 

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