Nova 1978B, 17-23 September 1978
On 10 September 1978, Warren Morrison of Ontario, Canada discovered a nova in Cygnus at coordinates RA 21h 40m 23.28s, dec 43° 48' 09.9" (epoch 1950), within a degree of Nova 1876. The nova was subsequently designated Nova 1978B (V1668 Cyg). On 12 September, news of the discovery reached OASI by means of a BAA Circular. At this time, the nova was thought to be still brightening.
OASI members Dave Barnard and Mike Barriskill observed the object on three nights in September. Their magnitude estimates are compared below with a consolidated light curve published in an IAU (International Astronomical Union) information bulletin (table II in ). Unfortunately, by the time Dave and Mike were able to make their first observation, the nova was past its peak magnitude of 6.2 and was fading.
||"Light Curve And Characteristic Photometric Parameters Of Nova Cygni 1978 (V 1668 Cyg)", Commission 27 of the IAU, Information Bulletin on Variable Stars, no. 1913, Konkoly Observatory, Budapest, 21 January 1981.