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Jeremy Shears

Hello Stewart,

I was looking at Mazin Younis’s fine image of the nova ( and noticed it was a busy field, yet the VSP chart shows no bright stars that might contaminate the photometry aperture. The nearest is 113, but that’s still a fair distance. What does a visual sense check of the image suggest relative to the comps: 12 or 13.5?

The most recent obs at 13.2V on March 16.792, though that observer seems to report almost a mag brighter than others. What is the time of your observation compare? And just to confirm you deployed a V filter (the nova is much brighter in R).