What is the nearest supernova candidate (maybe Betelguese?)

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What is the nearest supernova candidate (maybe Betelguese?) to the Earth?
 

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That would be HR8210, discovered sometime in the 90's, but only recently recognised as a type-1 supernova candidate. It's only about 150 ly away, and be the end of us if it went off now.
 
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LURCH said:
That would be HR8210, discovered sometime in the 90's, but only recently recognised as a type-1 supernova candidate. It's only about 150 ly away, and be the end of us if it went off now.
Where is HR8210 located in the sky? It's amazing that a simple search under HR8210 doesn't bring up anything with a location. Thanks.
 
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(something else now to lay awake nights dreading) :eek:

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Mike2,

HR8210 is IK Pegasi.

link to Alcyone Star Information Tool --->
http://www.alcyone.de/SIT/

point to 'click for a single star', then click.
enter 8210 in 'enter HR number' box, then click

(
more directly --->
http://www.alcyone.de/SIT/bsc/HR8210.html
)

point to one of the catalogue names along the left and click

use this information to locate on Fourmilab YourSky Virtual Telescope --->
http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/

for example: 21h 24m 7s for Right Ascension, 19°9'29" for Declination , click North 'yes'
point to 'Aim Virtual Telescope' and click
 
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Thanks

Lurch
Thanks for the info
 

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