Discovered on August 14th, at around Magnitude 6.5 in the constellation of Delphinus, this Nova is continuing to brighten. It is currently at Magnitude 4.5 which is similar to the brightness of the stars in the big dipper. Delphinus is visible in the Southeastern sky after dark. Best viewing will be from dark sites after twilight has faded.
The nova will appear like any other star in the sky so will be hard to distinguish from other surrounding stars. Using maps to guide you, locate the diamond shape of the constellation Delphinus and work from there.
Update: The brightness continues to climb and as of 4pm EDT it is at Magnitude 4.4 and is considered to be one of the top 30 brightest nova on record.
Sky and telescpe has some great information.
You can follow a brightness plot at the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) .
Wide area Finder Chart.
Binocular magnitude comparison chart.
We will try to update this as it continues to develop.
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