2015-04-04

Nova Sagitarii 2015 (No. 2) still bright

The Nova Sagitarii 2015 (No. 2) is still bright, in fact, it has brightened again over the last nights. It is easily visible as a fairly bright 4.5mag star near "lid" of the "teapot" (the asterism that is much more easy to identify than Sagittarius itself). You can find it even without binoculars under bright skies.


This image I took last night in southern Chile while waiting for the lunar eclipse (thus under a very bright sky). Its a single 30s exposure with a Canon EOS 600D DSLR and a 50mm lens. The light curve shows the nova has clearly brightened again about one magnitude since March 25.

Nova Sgr 2015 (2) in the teapot asterism (April 4, 2015)





Light curve for Nova Sgr 2015 No. 2 (Credit: AAVSO)





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