This new heavenly visitor that appeared in our night sky, from earth perspective, to be near the heart of the milky way galaxy. The new Nova can be observed with the naked eye in Sagittarius constellation a couple of hours before sunrise time.
Nova in Sagittarius.
I have enjoyed the new view of the night sky with it’s newly Nova arrival. The Nova appeared earlier this week, and it was predicted by Astronomers and Stargazers around the world that it will be visible to the unaided eye by Morning March-22. However, the star in the night sky canvas is a view that hardly ever change to the naked eye, so a visible Nova is an experience that not many got to enjoy or witness in one life time. As if the night sky had a new is drawing a new star in its canvas, even if it was temporary, after all, the whole universe is in a temporary state.
Nova in Sagittarius (Indicated with yellow arrows )
The event is worth getting up earlier, or staying up late to be witnessed even if stargazing is not the observer profession.
The Nova next to the Milk Way band
Personally, the experience was extremely powerful, even if it was a little point of light that barely touching the limit of the naked eye (Visible magnitude brightness of 4.5~5).
When I saw Sagittarius, right away, I saw the new star, or more accurately, the Nova. Sagittarius wasn’t Sagittarius, at 1st glance, I realize how the new Nova altered my memory view of the constellation. The constellations positions against the starry sky, to our senses, are stationery with respect to one human life spam.
I hope this thought help understand the significance of the event.
The Milk Way Galaxy band near dawn time.
Here are two more versions of the same image where in one of them, the constellation Sagittarius is highlighted, and the other where the Nova is.
A more centered view of the Nova in Sagittarius.
Sagittarius constellation highlighted .
The temperature was near 7 degree Celsius (~44 degree F). The clouds were very low near the eastern horizon, but did not interfere with the event.
The Nova is highlighted in this image.
The site from where I was observing featured a good dark sky, and I couldn’t help my self taking more images of it until Sunrise.
The Milky Way Galaxy band
The Milky Way at dawn light
Hungry Valley, California.
Good Morning Sun Shine.