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Nova Sagittarii 2015 No.2

V5668 Sgr = Nova Sagittarii 2015 No. 2 = PNV J18365700-2855420
(Teapot Nova)

Discoverer: John Seach.

Discovery date: 2015 March 15.634 UT

Position: R.A. 18 36 56.84   Dec. -28 55 39.8  (2000.0)

Maximum magnitude: 4.0 naked-eye

Notes: Bright naked-eye nova. Maximum magnitude 4.0. Gamma-ray emitter. Brightest nova discovered in Sagittarius. Top 30 brightest nova in the Milky Way.
Double emission lines observed with Liverpool telescope, Canary Islands. Possibly D-type light curve. Deep dust dip in light curve. Rapid growth of dust grains in sub-micron radii. A unique combination of dust and fire observed in the nova on 28 February 2016.

References:
Transient Object Confirmation Page
IAUC 9275
CBET 4080
AAVSO Alert Notice 512, 519
Variable Star Index (VSX)
Astronomer's Telegram 7230, 7265, 7283, 7299, 7303, 7309, 7315, 7643, 7744, 7748, 7862, 7953, 7986, 8054, 8133, 8142, 8275, 8753