V1974 Cygni

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Cygni 1992, NASA (taken January 1994)


V1974 Cygni
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Cygnus
Right ascension 20h 30m 31.58s
Declination 52° 37′ 53.4″
Apparent magnitude (V) (+4.4 max)
Distance 10,430 ly
(3,200 pc)
Spectral type (neon nova)
Other designations
Nova Cygni 1992

V1974 Cygni or Nova Cygni 1992 was a relatively bright nova in the constellation Cygnus.

It was discovered on February 19, 1992 by Peter Collins. At that time it was magnitude 6, the maximum magnitude reached was 4.4. The hydrogen burning on the white dwarf ended two years later, in 1994. This nova was a neon nova. It is the first nova observed from onset to completion, and can be calculated to be 10,430 light years away from Earth.

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