Nova Centaurus 2013 (non-annotated)

Image of Nova Centaurus 2013, taken by ESO Photo Ambassador Yuri Beletsky at ESO's La Silla Observatory in the Chilean Atacama Desert in the morning hours of Monday 9 December 2013.

The nova was discovered by John Seach from Australia on 2 December 2013 as it approached naked eye brightness. Nova Centaurus 2013 is the brightest nova to have occurred this so far this millennium.

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Image of Nova Centauri 2013 (annotated)

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Y. Beletsky (LCO)/ESO

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About the Image

Id:potw1349b
Type:Photographic
Release date:10 December 2013, 14:36
Size:3500 x 2333 px

About the Object

Name:Nova Centauri 2013
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
• X - Stars

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