NOVA SCORPII 2012

A new nova was  reported  CBET 3136 : 20120608 on 8/06/2012 that had been detected on 22/05/2012.

I took a spectra of it using a LISA spectrograph on 8/06/2012 from Armidale NSW.

A rough estimate of its magnitude from an unfiltered guider image was V= 10.5

 

The spectra image- (red wavelengths to the right)

 

The fit file

novasco2012_20120608_533.fit

The spectra

 

12/6/2012

Repeat measurement demonstrates that the H alpha line is strengthening.

The shape of the Ha line is also changing.

14/6/2012

Further evolution of the Ha line is evident.

novasco2012_20120614_505.fit

 

 

18/6/2012

novasco2012_20120618_518.fit

20/6/2012

novasco2012_20120620_553.fit

24/6/2012

novasco2012_20120624_487.fit

 

 

An animation of the progress from 8/6/12 to 24/6/12

 

An animation of the red end of the spectrum.

(updated 25/6/2012)