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Saturday, April 04, 2015

 

Nova Sagittarii 2015 (No. 2) is Bright Again!

Nova Sagittarii 2015 No. 2 in the lid of the teapot of Sagittarius. This is a stack of 10x15 second exposures, ASA 400, 3x Zoom with my Canon IXUS, taken on 4 April at 6:20 am, click to embiggen24 March, stack of 8 images, same conditions a the 4th ecept taken at at 5:10 am, click to embiggen.

 Light curve of  Nova Sagittarii 2015 No. 2. It had faded but has now substantialy rebrightened. Althoug still a bit below the peak it is now eaily unaided eye visible again

Nova Sagittarii 2015 No. still teases me with only occasional chances of images. This morning however, even with twilight advancing, the nova was very obvious with averted vision.

A widefield image for context. This is a stack of 10x15 second exposures, ASA 400, with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen.

This nova is well worth watching still, although Moonlight will now make visual observing harder.

Previous images here. Spotters charts here and here.

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