GK Persei: Nova of 1901



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Please see this animation showing the expansion of the Gk Persei nebula!
Also see this picture showing the extended Hydrogen-alpha emission in a large envelope. The star's motion through space compresses the leading (bottom) edge of this halo. Bipolar jets are also visible bisecting the envelope.

Picture Details:

  • Optics             32-inch Schulman Telescope (RC Optical Systems)
  • Camera           SBIG STX CCD Camera
  • Filters              AstroDon Gen II
  • Dates               August and September 2011
  • Location          Mount Lemmon SkyCenter
  • Exposure          L(Ha)RGB = 2400:150:150:150 minutes
  • Acquisition       ACP Observatory Control Software (DC-3 Dreams),TheSky (Software Bisque), Maxim DL/CCD (Cyanogen)
  • Processing        CCDStack (CCDWare), Photoshop CS5 (Adobe)
  • Credit Line and Copyright        Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

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