CT Serpentis

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CT Serpentis

Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Serpens
Right ascension 15h 45m 39.08s[1]
Declination +14° 22′ 31.8″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 6.0Max.[2]
Characteristics
Astrometry
Other designations

CT Serpentis (Nova Serpentis 1948) was a nova that appeared in the constellation Serpens in 1948. It is thought to have reached magnitude 6.0,[2] but this is an extrapolation of its light curve as it was not observed until 9 April 1948 when it was at magnitude 9.0 and fading—clearly past its maximum.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "V* CT Serpentis -- Nova". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Watson, Christopher (4 January 2010). "CT Serpentis". AAVSO Website. American Association of Variable Star Observers. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Davis, M.S. (1950). "Photographic observations of Nova Serpentis 1948". Astronomical Journal. 55: 126–27. Bibcode:1950AJ.....55..126D. doi:10.1086/106365.