Chart of the location of the two nova recently reported in Scorpius and Sagittarius. The Nova are best seen from the SSO observatories shortly before astronomical twilight in the morning, the nova are too close to the horizon from the northern hemisphere scopes. Click to embiggen.
Two bright nova have been reported. The first in Scoripus, was reported at magnitude 8.4 but has rapidly faded to magnitude 10.6
It's location is R.A. 17 03 26.20 Decl. -35 04 14.0 (J2000.0). The AAVSO alert page is here
Please report magnitude and any spectra to the AAVSO, see this link for information:
A bright transient has also been spotted in Sagittarius. It's starting magnitude was 10.9.
RA: 18 14 25.24 , Dec: -25 54 32.6 (J2000)
The potential nova is in a crowded field, so you may need the AVSO spotting maps to be certain you are seeing the object. Details can be found here. http://www.aavso.org/aavso-special-notice-398
Please submit observations as before.