2015-04-15

Nova Sgr 2015 No. 2 rebrightened again - might remain visible for months

Since April 8, Nova Sgr 2015 No.2 is brightening - once again. It might therefore be a similar type of nova as DQ Herculis, a "slow" nova that appeared in the constellation of Hercules in 1934. If this is the case, Nova Sgr 2015 No. 2 may be visible for amateur astronomers for months to come.

The nova currently has a magnitude of 4.5-5, after dropping to 6mag a few days ago:

Credit: AAVSO

This image was taken on April 15, 2015 at 04:20 UTC. The nova was visible easily with the unaided eye under dark skys:

Nova Sgr 2015 (2) on April 15 (this time without lunar interference)

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