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]
Variable type Nova
Other designations
Nova Ser 1948, AAVSO 1541+14
Database references

CT Serpentis (also known as 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]


  1. ^ a b "V* CT Ser". SIMBAD. 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.