KT Eridani on 2009 November 30 during a full moon
Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
|Right ascension||04h 47m 54.21s|
|Declination||−10° 10′ 43.1″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||5.4 Max.
Nova Eridani 2009
KT Eridani was a bright nova, which produced an outburst in 2009 in the constellation Eridanus. It was discovered on 2009 November 25 by K. Itagaki at Yamagata, Japan. It was first called Nova Eridani 2009 and is located at 04h 47m 54.21s −10° 10′ 43.1″. In the most common nova systems, the white dwarf accretes matter from a main sequence star. However in KT Eri is thought to have a red giant companion star.
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