First of all, I apologise for my poor english, I am a Frenchie form Normandie, homeland of snails and frogs because of the rain ! Thanks to Google's translate.
I am a regular on your site even if I do not write there. I learned a lot of things there and admired magnificent images. Mine not being by far as beautiful, I never saw fit to publish them.
I am 3/4 of a century old and am fairly "restored" by medical science which keeps me alive with scalpels and drugs, which does not simplify the practice of amateur astronomy. But I persist!
Now having trouble seeing through an eyepiece, I went back to astronomical photography. I live in the north of Rouen in what used to be the countryside and find myself increasingly eaten away by the city and its lights. There are only half a mile without lampposts between Monet's cathedral and my home ...
As summer has finally come to our region for a few days and we can see a few stars, I took the opportunity to portray galaxies and nebulae. However, trying to take NGC 6951, a little thing lost in the stars, I was amazed to find an additional star in it. If this star is really in the galaxy and not in front of it, it's a hell of a supernova! Otherwise, I don't know what it is.
I compared my photo with many others on the net, none shows this strange supernumerary star.
I resumed my observation this evening, and the star is still there, apparently a little brighter even, but that may be due to better atmospheric transparency. I am at the limits of what my equipment can acquire. I deliberately did not process the image so that one can judge on the spot.
In your opinion, is it a supernova? In that case, it would be surprising if it hadn't already listed somewhere. I do not pretend to discover anything with a small telescope at the bottom of a garden.
Can you help me with your advice because I am very intrigued.
Thanks in advance and have a good starry night!
Ps : you will find the complete picture on my site here : http://dioptrique.in...51/ngc 6951.jpg