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Nova Ret 2020 Update

The sky was largely cloudy at 5:45 this morning but a short-lived clear patch permitted a quick observation. The nova’s magnitude was between the 4.6 and 5.0 comparison stars in Reticulum (X25537DR chart), so around magnitude 4.8.

The AAVSO alert notice was issued a couple of days ago.

In my last post, I included a Stellarium screenshot of the field around the nova and Reticulum. Here’s a couple more for better context:

An hour later, I took another quick shot of the dawn NE sky showing the Moon, Venus and cloud (0.6 sec, ISO 200, f 2.0, unprocessed):

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