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Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
|Right ascension||18h 30m 47.04s|
|Declination||+02° 36′ 52.0″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||4.4Max.|
FH Serpentis (Nova Serpentis 1970) was a nova, which appeared in the constellation Serpens in 1970. It reached magnitude 4.4. It was discovered on February 13, 1970 by Minoru Honda located at Kurashiki, Japan. Other astronomers later studied this Nova, and calculated its distances based on the decay time of its light curves.
The Nova was important for science because it was one of the first to be observed in multiple wavelength bands including, infrared, visible, ultra-violet, and radio. One of the observations that stood out was that it became brightest in the infrared 100 days after it was first discovered.
- "V* FH Serpentis". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- Templeton, Matthew (23 January 2012). "FH Ser (Nova Serpentis 1970)". AAVSO Website. American Association of Variable Star Observers. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- Joseph A. Angelo - Spacecraft for Astronomy (2009) - Page 20 (Google Books)
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