N Cas brightening

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Gary Poyner

Observations from last night and this morning suggest Nova Cas is rebrightening after a very short four day decline.

At this stage the light curve resembles several other Nova I have observed over the years – V1493 Aql (N Aql 1999#1), V2274 Cyg (N Cyg 2001) and the Fe II Nova V2362 Cyg (N Cyg 2006), although the time scales of fading and rebrightening are different.

The light curve below is from visual observations and unfiltered CCD from SLOOH.  Thank goodness for remote scopes – the night sky here in Brum has been very cloudy of late, although I did have a forty minute gap last night (17th).