Nova in the Constellation of Carina

April 04, 2018

Nova_in Carina_ASASSN-18FV or N CAR 2018

Photographer: Meire Ruiz
Summary Author: Meire Ruiz 

Shown above is a bright nova in the constellation of Carina (NOVA Carina ASASSN-18fv/N CAR 2018) as observed from Santos, São Paulo, Brazil on March 26, 2018. This new star was first discovered on March 20. Its estimated magnitude, at it brightest, was perhaps 6.4. If it maintained this brightness it would only be visible to the naked eye in very dark locations of the Southern Hemisphere and the southern portion (south of about 20 degrees north latitude) of the Northern Hemisphere.