ALERT! Nova PNV J18205200-2822100 passes Magnitude 6.0
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 11:43PM
Ian Musgrave in Alerts, Nova, alert, nova

Chart of the location of PNV J18205200-2822100 (labelled Nova Sag 2016) as seen from the SSO scopes, the rectangle is the field of view of T12. The star next to Nov Sag 2016 is magnitude 6. Also shown is TCP J18102829-2729590 (labelled Nov Sag 2 2016) Currently magnitude 9 . Click to embiggen and print.

I have been out of commission with colds/flu's, so two nova exploded in Sagittarius, both near the teapot of Sagittarius. One, PNV J18205200-2822100,has been slowly increasing in brightness and has now broken the unaided eye brightness threshold of magnitude 6.0, with the latest report from New Zealand of 5.4.

PNV J18205200-2822100 is in the "teapot" of Sagittarius between Kaus Borealis (lambda Sagittarii and Kaus Media (delta Sagittarii), Howevere, it is just at the limit of scope trave just before astronomical twilight, giving a very narrow window of imaging.

Coordinates (2000.0): R.A. 18 20 52.25  Dec. -28 22 12.1

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