Supernova in Andromeda Galaxy?

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The frequency of supernovas in our galaxy is about one per century. Has there been a supernova in the Andromeda Galaxy in the last 200 years?
 

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Wow that sucker reached magnitude 6...
 
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Yup, and it's really annoying that it didn't go off ten years later when we would have had photographic plates.

On the other hand, I know more than a few people that were annoyed that SN1987A went off when it did rather than a decade later when Super-Kamiokande was in operation.
 
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Yup, and it's really annoying that it didn't go off ten years later when we would have had photographic plates.

On the other hand, I know more than a few people that were annoyed that SN1987A went off when it did rather than a decade later when Super-Kamiokande was in operation.
I'm going to be annoyed with Betelgeuse when it goes supernova 10 years after I die. :rofl:
 

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