Thursday, March 19, 2015

Nova in Sagittarius

A nova has appeared this week in Sagittarius. This time of year, Sagittarius is in low in the south between 5:00 and 6:00 am. I made a video comparing Sagittarius as seen on March 18 with Sagittarius seen last year.

Two years ago I photographed a nova in Delphinius. My regret is not following up over the year to observe the fading of the nova. Therefore, I have no personal estimate of how long a nova will last. I know it's not hard to research, but I prefer to observe first, a bit like reading a book before watching the movie.

Sagittarius is a summer constellation, so I will have a good six months to observe the nova's decline.


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