I measured it this morning from an image taken by COAST last night at 17.48V. I had it peaking on Sep 04 at 15.4V.
There are a quite a few bright observations in the AAVSO DB – visual 13.0-14.0 and CV 14.0-15.5. I’m sure the visual observations are mis-identification. I certainly can’t see it visually in my 51cm.
I wrote a news article on the Nova in the September VSS Circular, which included a V-band image. You can read it here.