Nova Centauri 2013

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Nova Centauri 2013
Nova Centauri 2013.jpg
Nova Centauri 2013 as seen with the naked-eye near. La Silla Observatory[1]
Observational data
Epoch: J2000
Constellation: Centaurus
Right ascension: 13h 54m 45.34s
Declination: −59° 09′ 04.2″
Apparent magnitude: 3.3

(Nova Cen 2013, V1369 Cen, PNV J13544700-5909080) was a bright nova in the constellation Centaurus. It was discovered on December 2, 2013 by amateur astronomer John Seach in Australia with coordinates RA 13h 54m 45.34s and Dec −59° 09′ 04.2″ and unfiltered magnitude 5.5.[2][3] On December 14, 2013 it peaked at about magnitude 3.3[4] being the brightest nova of this millennium.

Nova Centauri 2013 was observed emitting gamma-rays between 7–10 December 2013 by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.[5] The nova continued to brighten in gamma-rays and the peak coincided with the second optical maximum on 11 December 2013.[6]

The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission detected X-ray emission from Nova Centauri 2013 on 18 and 25 February 2014 and 8 March 2014.[7]

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  1. ^ "Brand New Image of Nova Centauri 2013". ESO Picture of the Week. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Dickinson, David (2013-12-04). "A Naked Eye Nova Erupts in Centaurus". Universe Today. Retrieved 2013-12-06. 
  3. ^ "Alert Notice 492: Nova Centauri 2013 = PNV J13544700-5909080". American Association of Variable Star Observers. 2013-12-04. Retrieved 2013-12-06. 
  4. ^ IAU Circ., 9266, 2 (2013). Edited by Green, D. W. E.
  5. ^ Astronomer's Telegram #5649
  6. ^ Astronomer's Telegram #5653
  7. ^ Astronomer's Telegram #5966

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