2nd MayNova in Perseus
DSLR piggybacked on main scope. 200mm
5x90 seconds CCD camera
Nova has dimmed a bit since 30th April
5th MayA bit dimmer still:
I have not imaged M51 with the QSI camera, or with the 20cm reflector.
It was last imaged in colour when the supernova occured in August 2011.
This is 14x600 seconds in luminance:
A cropped image:
4x600 seconds on M108
4x600 seconds on ngc2787
A fairly dim and sparse galaxy ic2574
2x 600 seconds
I took several images of Phecda to investigate the flare present on the images of M109 on May 6th.
With the star near the centre of the image there is no flare:
Near the corner still no flare. Extra diffraction type artefact which often occurs when a bright star is near the edge of the ccd sensor.
With the star off the sensor the flare is more pronounced:
Now a large oval ghost appears:
8 x 120 seconds from iTelescopes in Australia