Forums Variable Stars Nova in Perseus V0392


Finally, a clear sky. And a nova.

I saw V392 visually using a 24mm Panoptic in my Celestron C9.25. FOV 0.69, magnification x97. From Teggs Nose Country Park

The Nova was very easy to see next to 93 Per. I thought N392 looked reddish to my eye’s.

To confirm I had indeed found it. I compared the eyepiece view with a picture on the Sky and Telescope website.

Macclesfield AS held a public star party last night. And we were fortunate to have this nova on view. A lot of people asked the same question. What is a nova? 

I was able to explain to the best of my knowledge what it was.