V5669 Sgr = NOVA Sgr 2015 No. 3 = PNV J18033275-2816054: an image (03 Oct. 2015)

V5669 Sgr = NOVA Sgr 2015 No. 3 = PNV J18033275-2816054: 03 Oct. 2015

V5669 Sgr = NOVA Sgr 2015 No. 3 = PNV J18033275-2816054: 03 Oct. 2015

On 27.429 Sept. 2015, K. Itagaki, Teppo-cho, Yamagata, Japan, discovered a possible galactic nova in Sagittarius, temporarily named PNV J18033275-2816054. The nova nature was spectroscopically confirmed and the source was officially announced as V5669 Sgr = Nova Sagittarii 2015 n.3.

On Oct. 3, we remotely used the Virtual Telescope to look at this object, despite its altitude was of less than 20 degrees (!), with the object lost in the evening twilight. The image above comes from the average of five, 5-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely collected with the  PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. Using shorter exposures, the nova was estimated at mag. 9.1 (R mags for the reference stars from UCAC-4).

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