I have been able to get observations on a good few nights since outburst occurred. I can get to the area of sky where it is located but it is in bright twilight for me here at Tarbatness. The 15th mag companion star just to the north of the nova is now showing on my images. Just to blow my own trumpet I got a reference in that Darnley/ Starrfield paper as being one of the first to report photometry. I seem to have good luck with getting onto nova quickly after outburst is announced.