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Nova of Sagittarius brighten again

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The new Nova in morning night sky near Sagittarius is still giving a good show even in a light polluted areas. The images were taken in the same morning of the Lunar eclipse of April 4th 2015

The location of the observation was taken in Santa Susana Pass, and the direction of the Nova is toward the west, where it was near the San Fernando Valley light pollution.

Scorpio and Sagittures constellations and the Nova near the south direction

Scorpio and Sagittariuses constellations and the Nova near the south direction

The image above shows the Teapot pattern, or Asterism, on the lower left corner of the image.

I had to climb a little higher on trail i was taken, and to wait a title longer so the nova position will get higher in the sky and a little more away from the light pollution as I was observing the Moon eclipse.

Scorpio, Sagittariuses, the Teapot, and the Nova.

Scorpio, Sagittariuses, the Teapot, and the Nova.

Closer to the center of the frame. Scorpio, Sagittariuses, the Teapot, and the Nova.

Closer to the center of the frame. Scorpio, Sagittariuses, the Teapot, and the Nova.

Here is a close look of the Teapot pattern, and The Nova, with set of pictures showing the targets marked.

Close up of the Nova in the Teapot in Sagittarius constellation.

Close up of the Nova in the Teapot in Sagittarius constellation.

The Nova of Sagittariuses is marked

The Nova of Sagittariuses is marked

The Teapot in Sagittariuses constellation.

The Teapot in Sagittariuses constellation.

Even not far away from the city, the Nova is bright changing the image of the Teapot pattern and the Sagittariuses constellation. The Nova to our eyes is a new star in the sky.

And in the subject of changing patterns of the sky because of unusual placement of celestial object, the planet Saturn is doing a well job in disturbing the Scorpio constipation pattern.

The next set of images shows this phenomena beautifully, so enjoy it this year before it changes as the seasons past by.

part of the Scorpio constillation and the planet Saturn

part of the Scorpio constellation and the planet Saturn

part of the Scorpio constellation and the planet Saturn anotated.

part of the Scorpio constellation and the planet Saturn anotated.

You can check the observation of the Nova in the 1st morning it because visible to the naked eye here.

Santa Susana Pass, California

April-4th-2015

-Ahmad

Nova in Sagittarius 2015

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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.

Nova in Sagittarius.

Nova in Sagittarius (Indicated with yellow arrows )

Nova in Sagittarius (Indicated with yellow arrows )

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.

The Nova next to the Milk Way band

The Nova next to the Milk Way band

The event is worth getting up earlier, or staying up late to be witnessed even if stargazing is not the observer profession.

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, Scorpio constellation, and the planet Saturn near dawn time.

The Milk Way Galaxy band near dawn time.

A more centered view of the Nova in Sagittarius.

A more centered view of the Nova in Sagittarius.

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.

Sagittarius constellation highlighted .

Sagittarius constellation highlighted .

The Nova is highlighted in this image.

The Nova is highlighted in this image.

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 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 Galaxy band

The Milky Way at down light

The Milky Way at dawn light

Good Morning Sun Shine.

Good Morning Sun Shine.

Hungry Valley, California.

March-22-2015

-Ahmad