On April 15th Ernesto Guido & Giovanni Sosteroo of Italy's Remanzacco Observatory remotely took control of the iT-9 telescope in Australia and went hunting for a Nova in outburst as highlighted in our Alerts section.
The image posted here is the result, with their target T_Pyxidis reaching an unfiltered magnitude of approximately 8.5, way up from its usual 15.5!
Here you can see their image in an animation showing a comparison with the archived DSS plate (R Filter - 1992). This is the first outburst of T Pyx since December 7, 1966 and If it behaves as in past eruptions, it can be expected to brighten to mag 6.
This team based in Italy are extremely experienced iTelescope members and have many discoveries and amazing images of comets, NEOs and novas in their galleries. They are well worth following on Twitter if you would like to give rare object chasing a go!
T_Pyxidis - Australia (MPC Code - E03) using T9 - RCOS 12.5" -
FL 1950 @ f/6.3