T Aurigae

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T Aurigae

Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Auriga
Right ascension 05h 31m 58.64s
Declination +30° 26′ 45.2″
Apparent magnitude (V) 3Max.
Other designations
Nova Aurigae 1891, GCRV 56251, Lan 652, SBC9 326, BD+30 923a, HD 36294, 2MASS J05315911+3026449, EM CDS 507, HR 1841, AAVSO 0525+30

T Aurigae (or Nova Aurigae 1891) was a nova, which lit up in the constellation Auriga in 1891. It reached a brightness of 3.8 mag and decreased within 100 days by around 3 mag.

Today T Aurigae has a brightness of 15 mag.

It was discovered by Thomas David Anderson on February 1, several months after its peak.[1] Anderson later discovered Nova Persei 1901.


  1. ^ Hockey, Thomas (2009). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Springer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-387-31022-0. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 

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