Sunday, April 29, 2012

Nova Sagittarii 2012 (PNV J17452791-2305213) in STEREO

Nova Sagittarii 2012 (PNV J17452791-2305213) turns out to be visible in images taken with the STEREO B satellite. Over a his blog, CometAl has an animation of the nova brightening assembled from STEREO B images.

William Thompson of NASA has used the STEREO images to construct a light curve.

This is a fantastic use of these wonderful satellites.

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