Nova Delphini 2013

Nova Delphini 2013 shining at estimated magnitude of +6.7, 29. August 2013 at 20:30UT. The image shows constellations of Sagitta and Delphini which are near the nova indicated by the cross.
Equipment: Nikon D3000, Nikorr 18-55 @ 55mm, f/5.6, ISO1600, 8s

Bright new nova or “new star” was discovered on 14. August in the constellation of the Delphinus. At the time of the discovery it was shinning at the magnitude of the +6.8 and brightened to magnitude +4.4 in few days after it was first seen in the sky. This easily puts it in the reach of the binoculars and for the observers under sufficiently dark sky it is observable by naked eyes.

Perseids 2013

This year’s maximum of the Perseids meteor shower was very favourable for observing. With no moon and clear weather we were able to photograph and visually observe meteors for several consecutive days. Here are some pictures of the best and brightest meteors caught.

Perseid, 12 August 2013, 23:42 UT
Perseid, 12 August 2013, 22:51 UT
Perseid, 12 August 2013, 22:07 UT
Perseid, 12 August 2013, 20:04 UT
Perseid, 6 August 2013, 23:18 UT

Supernova SN 2013dy

Location of the supernova in galaxy NGC 7250 is marked with the cross on the picture. My telescopic visual estimated brightness was 12.9 magnitude.

Object: SN 2013dy
Date: 1 August 2013 at 23:00UT
FOV: 21.2′ x 14.2′
Exposure: stacked 15x30s,
ISO: 3200
Equipment: Nikon D3000, HEQ5, 200/1200 scope
Processing: DeepSkyStacker, Lightroom