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Gary Poyner

I had it at 10.0 visual last night – my small 22cm dob (stopped down to 5cm) balancing on a garden table, desperately trying to get over the roofs.

The Nova should be entering it’s transition phase any time soon (about 3-4 mags from maximum), but some fast nova (and some slower ones too) simply pass through it without any visible change to the decline, whilst others show oscillations and the dusty ones fade and re-brighten before fading again.  The rarer activity is to re-brighten before fading to it’s post nova quiescence.  What’s this one going to do?