The ASAS-SN automated sky survey telescope detected a flash of the New Star in the constellation Shield, near the border with the constellation Sagittarius. Glitter New at the time of opening was +14.8 sf. Led. It received the official designation ASASSN-17hx.
At the moment, Nova has already reached the brightness of +9 stars. Vel., That is, it can be seen even with the help of small telescopes and binoculars!
Flash coordinates: RA = 18h31m45.89s; Decl. = -14 ° 18’55.9 “