AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Observations of Novae from ROAD

Volume 42 number 2 (2014)

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Franz-Josef Hambsch
Oude Bleken 12, B- 2400 Mol, Belgium; M31@telenet.be


The author discusses observations of galactic novae and some extragalactic supernovae from his remote observatory ROAD (Remote Observatory Atacama Desert) he commenced in August 2011 with Nova Lupi 2011 (PR Lup). The observed novae are mainly chosen according to AAVSO Alert Notices and AAVSO Special Notices as published on their website. Examples of dense observations of different novae are presented. The focus goes to the different behaviors of their light curves. It also demonstrates the capability of the remote observatory ROAD.