Nova Del 2013 continues to decline

I just came inside from making my first visual estimate of Nova Del 2013 in a few days and my 8th in total: magnitude 6.8.

Here’s the latest light curve (with my observation at right; purple and in the cross-hairs).

NovaDel2013Aug31

It’s faded more than 2 magnitudes since peaking mid-August. If this keeps up, it won’t be too many more days before I need to think about breaking out my 8″ SCT to estimate the nova’s magnitude from my suburban location.

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