Monday, March 16, 2015
Bright Potential Nova in Sagittarius!
A bright, and I mean REALLY bright, possible nova, last reported magnitude 5.3, has been reported in Sagittarius.
Potential nova PNV J18365700-2855420's location is R.A. 18 36 57.00 Decl. -28 55 42.0 (J2000.0). The CBAT report page is here
It should be reasonably easy to see as a dim star in the middle of the "lid" of the teapot asterism in Sagittarius (but brighter than anything close by). The brightest star flare ups (it may not be a nova but something else) since 2013, unfortunately it is only visible early in the morning from around 3 am daylight saving time on until twilight.