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Nova Sct 2018 was discovered by Yukio Sakurai (Mito, Japan) on June 29.577 with Nikon D7100 digital camera + 180-mm f/2.8 lens.

ATel #11802 describes the Nova as a Galactic classical Fe II-type nova.

At declination -14d 30m the field lies in the orange light glow of Birmingham, and is difficult to observe visually when below mag 14.5.  The V-band images have been aquired with the Open University COAST telescope.

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August 9.890 UT  Magnitude 12.748V   Open University COAST telescope

A truncated field cropped from the original 33'x33' image.