AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Impact of Observing Parameters on 17 Nights with Nova Del 2013 (Abstract)

Volume 42 number 2 (2014)

Wayne L. Green
7131 Oriole Lane, Longmont, CO 80503; dxwayne@gmail.com

Abstract

(Abstract only) Nova Del 2013 (V339 Del) was reported in Astronomer’s Telegram No. 5279 (PNV 20233073+2046041) on 2013 August 14. On the following day, the University of Colorado, Boulder, granted our observing request for use of the R3000-5000 spectrograph attached to their 60-cm telescope. The planning, operational approach, analysis techniques, results, issues, and operational conclusions for data taken from 15 August through 2 September are reported here.