Discovery image of Supernova in M 82 - SN 2014J
Supernova in M 82 observed by UCL's University of London Observatory. Top: the galaxy on 10 December 2013. Bottom: the same galaxy at 19:20 UT on 21 Jan 2014, with the supernova labelled. UCL students and lecturer Dr Steve Fossey were the first to report the supernova to the International Astronomical Union, and have been officially recognised as the discoverers. The supernova has now been catalogued as SN 2014J.
Image credit: UCL/University of London Observatory/Steve Fossey/Ben Cooke/Guy Pollack/Matthew Wilde/Thomas Wright