ALERT! Supernova SN 2017 eaw in NGC 6946
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 1:21AM
Ian Musgrave in Alerts, Supernova, alert, supernova

Location of the supernova SN 2017eaw in the galaxy NGC 6946 as seen from the northern scopes, the rectangle is the field of view of T5, the supernova location is indicated by a grey square. It is not visible from the SSO scopes. Click to embiggen.

A "bright"supernova has been discovered by P. Wiggins, USA, in NGC 6946 at magnitude 12.8.

 

 

It is probably a Type II supernova . Observations are required to follow the evolution of this supernova.

It is reasonably clear and easy to spot out from the main body of the galaxy (2.4' from the center).

RA: 20:34:44.24 Dec: +60:11:35.90 (J2000)

Article originally appeared on Remote Internet Telescope Network - Online Imaging & Telescope Hosting Service (http://www.itelescope.net/).
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