Our first confirmed image of Nova Cass 2021 (V1405Cas) taken with a DSLR on a tripod for 30 seconds of unguided exposure at ISO3200 and a 75-300mm zoom lens at 75mm

The hardest part was to actually find a starmap that showed its accurate position.

As it turned out, did not need that… Stellarium v0.21 automatically updated and the Nova appeared in it!

So, using a ruler to measure the distance on stellarium between Shedar and Caph and then to the Nova, I did the same on the image itself to get the general location, then starhopped from M52. Compared it against the next star to the lower left and it all looked good.