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Nova predicted in 2022


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If the calculations are correct, sometime between September 2021 and September 2022, a bright new star will appear in Cygnus. Two 12th mag stars currently orbiting each other, once in just eleven hours, will collide. This will create a new 2nd mag star which will temporarily be the brightest star in the rightmost wing of Cygnus.  It should appear about a degree from star cluster NGC6811.

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-why-a-bright-new-star-could-be-appearing-in-the-night-sky-in-2022

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There's a chance that even an EMS member could be the first to see or image this explosion. You can locate this star using Stellarium.

 

I think it is the first time that such an event has been predicted.

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Your correct Pete, they made their prediction based on data taken over the last  20 odd years where they think they found a similar thing happen, when they extrapolated the data to before and after the event, the stars in question now seem to be following a similar set of data points.

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It won't be cloudy we will have clear skies every night  but it will be that dam bright you cant see anything else - worse than a full moon. Especially if Betelgeuse goes off or so Tbird keep telling me  :(

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1 hour ago, Daz Type-R said:

Your correct Pete, they made their prediction based on data taken over the last  20 odd years where they think they found a similar thing happen, when they extrapolated the data to before and after the event, the stars in question now seem to be following a similar set of data points.

I thought something similar was predicted just over 2000 years ago. Not sure how rigorous the data sets were that they extrapolated from though. :lol:

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:P 

 

I listen to a lot of astronomy podcasts on my commute, as I'm in the car for approx 2-3 hours a day, this topic was on one of them a month or so ago, so my recollection of the exact info is obviously off a tad.

 

:) 

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9 minutes ago, Daz Type-R said:

:P 

 

I listen to a lot of astronomy podcasts on my commute, as I'm in the car for approx 2-3 hours a day, this topic was on one of them a month or so ago, so my recollection of the exact info is obviously off a tad.

 

:) 

I had the "Star of Bethlehem" in mind. :D

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