fast novaSee nova.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
fast nova[¦fast ′nō·və]
A nova whose brightness rises quickly to a maximum, remains near maximum for a short time, and then decreases to the original value in a few years or less.
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