How to run across Bright Nova ASSN-17hx from Australia


Location of Galactic nova ASASSN-17hx equally seen from Adelaide at midnight. It is simply higher upward gamma Scutum (indicated on the map.), betwixt gamma Scut as well as V450 Scut. Click to embiggen

Galactic nova ASASSN-17hx has brightened remarkably since it was outset seen at magnitude 12.5, it is straightaway magnitude 8-9. It may convey peaked, as well as observations are reguested to follow this brilliant nova.

The Nova is definitely brilliant plenty to live seen inwards pocket-sized telescopes, as well as may fifty-fifty live picked upward inwards binoculars from black heaven locations.  Watching over the side past times side few days volition expose if it brightens to a greater extent than or fades.

The nova is inwards Scutum betwixt Gamma Sct (highlighted on nautical chart which is suitable for binocular use)  as well as V50 Sct equally indicated past times the xanthous star. click to embiggen.

It is  visible from the southern hemisphere as well as Australia. from astronomical twlight (and hr as well as a one-half afterwards sunset to astronomical twight. It is higest as well as best for observation or then 10 pm local time.

The Luna is setting or then midnight then viewing as well as imaging is best afterwards Luna set. However, over the coming days this agency the nova volition live closer to the horizon.

Black as well as white printable nautical chart suitable for telescope use. Star magnitudes to 10 are indicated. The frame is the plain of sentiment of a 35 mm photographic television set camera on a reflector scope. Click to embiggen as well as print.

The J2000 place of the NOVAis RA = 18:31:45.918, December = -14:18:55.57

Black as well as white printable nautical chart suitable for binocular operate (equivalent to the photorealistic nautical chart above). Click to embiggen as well as print.