Object: Nova Aquilae 1999 No. 2 in Aquila
Exposure: One 20-minute exposure.
Processing: Negative scanned at 3048dpi with a UMAX Powerlook 3000 scanner and enhanced in Adobe Photoshop 4.0
Telescope: TeleVue 85mm f/7 APO refractor @ f/5.6
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guiding: SBIG ST-4
Film: gas-hypered 35mm Kodak Ektapress PJ400
Location: Tierra del Sol, California
Comments: Discovered by amateur nova hunter Alfredo Pereira in Cabo da Roca, Portugal, Nova Aquilae 1999 No. 2(the bright "star" at center of image) brightened to magnitude 4.1 on December 3rd, 1999, one day before this image was taken. The nova was easily visible to the naked eye from Mr. Cook's astrophoto site in eastern San Diego county, California.
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