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Stargazing New Supernova -- M66 Galaxy

  1. May 30, 2016 #1

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  3. May 31, 2016 #2

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    just wish I had a scope that could produce a pic like that
     
  4. May 31, 2016 #3
    Thanks for the image, but I am a bit confused. According to the Astronomer's Telegram they have already come to the conclusion that it is a type IIP SN even before it has reached peak brightness.
    In order to determine the difference between a type IIL and a type IIP SN one has to observe the light after it begins to decline. So how are they able to come to the conclusion that it is a type IIP if the SN has not even reached peak brightness yet? :confused:
     
  5. May 31, 2016 #4

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    the answer is in the quote you posted.
    I personally don't know the different in the spectrum between the two types, presumably they do and that is how they have drawn their conclusion


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