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Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Possible Supernova in NGC 3239 in Leo

My image of the possible supernova in NGC 3239 in Leo taken with iTelescope T05 (3x120 seconds, stacked in ImageJ). Compare this to the discovery image (more details at the link as well) and an image taken before the supernova (tip of the hat to Charles Bell).

The image is very badly affected by the Moonlight, with the Moon only 30 degrees away, and it will only get worse over the next few days. Not sure how I'll get any good magnitude estimates out of this.


currently crossing STEREO HI1B,upper right quater,too close to star and not enough resolution(1024x1024) to be detectable.Has been in FOv from 201112. rgds Cometal
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