New Nova Flares in Sagittarius – How to See it in Your Scope

The new nova in Sagittarius is located just above the Spout in the Teapot and shines at about magnitude +9 this week - visible in a small telescope. Credit: Bob King

The new nova in Sagittarius is located just above the Spout in the Teapot only 1/2 degree from the popular star cluster-dark nebula deep sky pair NGC 6520 and Barnard 86. At about magnitude +9, the nova is visible in small telescopes. The two stars in the Teapot’s spout – Gamma and Delta Sgr – are labeled. This photo was taken September 28 just as clouds were rolling in. Credit: Bob King

A nova farmer would do well in the fields of Sagittarius. Four nights ago on September 27, Japanese amateur Koichi Itagaki plucked another “new star” from its starry furrows, the third nova discovered there this year!

For a few days, it was informally called Nova Sagittarii #3, but today received the official title of V5669 Sagittarii (Sgr). Like the others, this one’s bright enough to see in a small telescope.(…)
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