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Photographs of the New Star

A circular was sent out yesterday by the Observatory giving the results of the photographs of the heavens in the region where the new star appeared. These photographs were taken before and after its appearance and include negatives made from the spectrum of the star. When the spectrum first appeared, it did not show the star to be different from those of the Orion type, but the change that took place later brought the spectrum into similarity with that of a typical new star. Photographic astronomy has not in the case of previous new stars, shown this change. The star has decreased in brillanoy, until now it is barely visible to the naked eye. Its magnitude is about 5.50, the point at which stars are just visible being 6.

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