Nova Cas at maximum?

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Mike Harlow

An image from 23:30UT last night (10th)…nova at centre of 25 x 25 arc minute frame, north up. It may seem like overkill to image a mag 5.3 nova with a 30cm telescope (!) but I’ll be able to follow it as it fades back to mag 18,19 or less with the same set-up.  Should make a nice sequence…maybe even an animation…!?

I did look but couldn’t see it naked-eye. But it was very nice through binoculars and the 4 inch F/5 finderscope on the main telescope.