The sky around the location of Nova Centauri 2013

This image shows the sky around the location of Nova Centauri 2013. The nova itself appears, in its pre-outburst state, as a faint star at the centre of the picture, very similar to thousands of others. This picture was created from images in the Digitized Sky Survey 2 that were acquired decades before the star erupted.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1531d
Type:Observation
Release date:29 July 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1531
Size:3564 x 3571 px

About the Object

Name:Nova Centauri 2013
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
Constellation:Centaurus
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 54 46.93
Position (Dec):-59° 9' 5.17"
Field of view:59.93 x 60.04 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.9° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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