Nova Sagittarius 2015 No. 2

On March 15, 2015 a bright Nova became apparent in the constellation Sagittarius. The Nova quickly brightened to magnitude 4.4 by March 21, 2015 and then sharply decreased. I snapped this shot of the Nova on the morning of March 23, 2015 just before pre-dawn at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.


Camera: Canon 60D MagicLantern

ISO: 1250
Exposure: 120 seconds * 30 images
This is a median composite of 30 individual frames to reduce noise.

Nova Sagittarius 2015 No. 2

Nova Sagittarius 2015 No. 2

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Photographer: Scott MacNeill