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Bright supernova SN 2018ivc in Messier 77 | by Terry Robison
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Bright supernova SN 2018ivc in Messier 77

I have been imaging this galaxy over the past month. I don’t have a complete data set, so the image quality is not the best. But, there is a gem in there. On the 24 November 2018, a type II Supernova has just been spotted fairly close the nucleus of M77. I have two images. The first frame was taken on the 12th of November 2018, and the second on the 28th of November 2018.

 

The left panel is before the event, and in the second panel from the left there is an addtional bright star. This is a supernova in another galaxy. The third panel points to the event, and the right panel is maginfied just a little to hightlight the event.

 

It’s very interesting when you go through your data stack and find these gems. The image was taken with a 10 RCOS, with a SBIG STL 11000 on an AP-900 mount. The dark lines in the third frame show the location of the event.

 

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Uploaded on December 2, 2018