Nova Aquilae and Mir

Mark A. Hanning-Lee (
Thu, 02 Dec 1999 15:52:08 -0800

Hi, just wanted to share with you a very unusual event and photo op.

Off-topic: seesaters everywhere may be interested in a bright new nova
in Aquila! Near the equator, good for people in N & S hemispheres. It
was found at magnitude 6, magnitude 3.7 recently and is still
brightening. An easy target for unaided eye even in suburban skies.

For info and finder chart see:

Sky & Telescope Hot news

On-topic: southern Californians will see Mir pass very close to the nova
tonight at about 18:32 PST 12/2. Run your prediction s/w for details. A
truly unique photo op!

Best, Mark

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