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How does V838 Monocerotis look today? Any subsequent light echo images, or is the party over?

I'm not an observational expert, but here's what I found. I found this object (V838 Monocerotis) on the HST data archive. https://archive.stsci.edu/hst/search.php I input the 'Target Name' as "...
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V838 Monocerotis "light-echo" images morphed into nice video, but why so few original images?

To get time on the Hubble Space Telescope is a difficult, peer-reviewed process. The time is usually about ten times oversubscribed. The scientific justification to get more images must be more than "...
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Why weren't the Hubble light-echo images of V838 Monocerotis supplemented by ground telescopes?

Adaptive optics does not work (or at least did not 10+ years ago) on ground based astronomical telescopes at visible wavelengths. No images remotely comparable to HST could be obtained for faint$^*$ ...
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V838 Monocerotis "light-echo" images morphed into nice video, but why so few original images?

The V838 Monocerotis expansion (not a supernova) and the observation of the subsequent "spectacular" light echo was quite a notable event! From Nature 422, 405-408 (27 March 2003) From Astronom. J. ...
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