Not even a glimpse this morning at 4:15 am and for the next hour.
“Partly cloudy” was a slight exaggeration and the forecast currently doesn’t look good for most of the coming week.
Of course, that part of the sky was clear by the time I emerged after an unusually long saturday morning sleep in.
Reports from others suggest that the nova may have peaked. Here’s the light curve so far, consisting of 55 (non fainter-than) observations.
It shouldn’t be too surprising that there are fewer observations for this nova in the same period of time as there were for V0339 Del which was:
- Visible in the evening sky rather than the early morning.
- Not as bright (around a magnitude less at peak).
- Visible in northerly latitudes.
Despite the forecast, I’ll try again tomorrow morning. A fellow ASSA member told me that the southern sky was clear around 30 minutes before I was observing yesterday morning. The weather pays no heed to the likes of us.