The most disappointing thing is that the article says that it will appear as a new star in the Northern Cross. Doesn't that pretty much mean that those of us in the northern hemisphere have almost no chance of seeing it?
Okay, I'll buy that. I guess I was thinking of the Southern Cross (southern hemisphere) versus the Big Dipper (northern hemisphere). I admit that I'm not an avid skywatcher, but I have pent time outdoors attempting to find the various major constellations, but I've never even heard of a Northern Cross.