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Possible Supernova in M95

  1. Mar 19, 2012 #1

    Drakkith

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    Wow, I was just observing M95 (and a bunch of other galaxies) this past weekend. I'll have to take a look again this weekend and try to spot it, maybe even take an image if I'm feeling ambitious.
     
  4. Mar 21, 2012 #3

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    According to Wikipedia it's a type 2 supernova. I'm in the middle of imaging it right now and will try to remember to post the pic as soon as I get home.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2012 #4

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    Here we are. Taken tonight. The light everywhere in the picture is from Mars, as it is very close to M95 at the moment.
     

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  6. Mar 22, 2012 #5

    davenn

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    Well done buddy. :)

    Will have to wait till I get out of hospital to get at my planetarium prog and see if
    M95 gets above my horizon

    Did you do a magnitude estimate?

    Dave
     
  7. Mar 22, 2012 #6

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    Nah, I'm not sure how to do that. Maybe I'll look it up tonight.
     
  8. Mar 22, 2012 #7

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    Do a visual comparison to other foreground (not stars of the galaxy) stars in the area.
    You will be able to get the visual magnitudes of those stars from any decent star map, planetarium prog etc. you should be able to get within + - a magnitude. :)

    Dave
     
  9. Mar 23, 2012 #8

    phyzguy

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    Nice image, Drakkith. Apparently it is a Type-IIP core-collapse supernova.
     
  10. Mar 23, 2012 #9

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    I'll have an opportunity Monday - that's really cool.
     
  11. Mar 23, 2012 #10

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    I had to explain that to everyone at our clubs star party this weekend. Got a few "Ooohhs" out of it.
     
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