Thursday, November 10, 2016
Nova Sagittarius 2016 (9 November 2016)
Got a much better look at the bright nova in Sagittarius, PNV J18205200-2822100, which has gone above the unaided eye brightness threshold of magnitude 6.0. This time I got to see it at astronomical twilight, when it was still relatively high above the horizon, and there was less cloud about this time.
still pretty clear, with better comparison stars I estimate it to be magnitude 5.9 (maybe a smidgen brighter). It will be interesting to keep monitoring over the next week to see if it fades or brightens some more.