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The Brightest of the Year So Far. Probable Supernova AT2017bzc in NGC 7552 or PGC 70884 Narrowfield U - March 11, 2017 | by Joseph Brimacombe
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The Brightest of the Year So Far. Probable Supernova AT2017bzc in NGC 7552 or PGC 70884 Narrowfield U - March 11, 2017

SUMMARY

This probable supernova - the brightest of the year so far - was Mag 12.58 U.

DISCOVERY

Backyard Observatory Supernova Search (BOSS): 2017.3.7.219; Mag 12.5 (3/7)

TECHNICAL INFORMATION / RESULTS

Total exposure 9 min (27 x 20 sec, no filter; unbinned; scale 1.34 asec/px)

Time: 2017.3.11.794 UT

Photometry: Mag 12.58 +/- 0.26 U (V for ref; USNOA2)

Astrometry: RA 23 16 14.59 Dec -42 34 10.9

These data were collected remotely from Warrumbungle Observatory, Siding Spring, New South Wales, Australia by Joseph Brimacombe, Coral Towers Observatory, Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia, using a 41-cm RCOS telescope, U6 camera and PME I mount.

FITS file available on request from jbrimaco@bigpond.net.au

Further technical information in image

NOTE

1. Low altitude and partial cloud cover

2. Am currently only able to process and post approximately one tenth of the data I collect about supernovae. Will provide raw or reduced data upon request.

LINKS

ATEL 10165 (discovery): www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=10165

Discovery image: www.flickr.com/photos/snimages/32469605424/

David Bishop's Latest Supernovae Website www.rochesterastronomy.org/supernova.html

Transient Name Server: wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/

Image of my dome at New Mexico Skies: www.flickr.com/photos/43846774@N02/4178147950/

Images of Coral Towers Observatory:

www.flickr.com/photos/43846774@N02/4146338187/

www.flickr.com/photos/43846774@N02/5193027166/

www.flickr.com/photos/43846774@N02/10435690624/

Image of Savannah Skies Observatory: www.flickr.com/photos/43846774@N02/14945498139/

New Mexico Skies: www.newmexicoskies.com/

Warrumbungle Observatory: www.tenbyobservatory.com/

Savannah Skies Observatory: savannahskies.smugmug.com/Savannah-Skies-Australia/

Backyard Observatory Supernova Search (BOSS): www.bosssupernova.com/thebossteamequipment.htm

Info about supernovae: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernova

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