Hello, I am a student/novice astronomer that is working on a photometry project related to v339 Del (Nova Delphini 2013). I was wondering how one would know what the official designation is/was of the star before it went Nova. I would like to include information about the star before it went Nova (distance, radius, apparent mag, etc.) and I'd also like to know if a previoous Nova fro it has been observed in the past.
Lone Star College - Montgomery
Insperity Observatory (Humble ISD)