Apparently the pre-outburst magnitude was around 17.1 (V) (from survey images) & since the nova outburst mechanism is essentially non destructive we should expect the nova to return to mag. 17 or thereabouts over the next year or two.
It will be interesting to see how low it will go!
Sorry I don't get it. The nova's position is becoming increasingly unfavourable until it reaches conjunction with the Sun in late January ... should still be observable to those of us in temperate northern latitudes, though, as it is around 40 degrees North of the ecliptic.
With the earlier onset of nightfall it will be possible to
keep tabs on the nova as it moves further to east with each