This image of Nova Scorpii 2007
( V1280 Sco) was taken by fellow South Australian SteveB
(click to enlarge, (c) SteveB 2007). A very nice field taken with a webcam
(compare this with the binoculat map in the link above). Steve says to note that the stars are bloated due to a poor infrared (IR) filter on his setup. That's why the star RR Scorpii shows a ring around it, that is just unfocussed IR. Steve says because of this it is very misleading to try and do a magnitude estimate of the nova from this image. Anyway, visit Steve's site
and have a look at some of the great images there.