NOVA AQUILAE 1999
Nova Aquilae 1999, 13,000 light years away,
shines to the right of the bright star Altair. Altair
and its flanking stars Alshain and Tarazed are at the left edge of
the picture. The bright star at far right is Delta Aquilae. The
nova, a double star with a white dwarf whose surface has exploded,
is circled (see the map).