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Supernova in M95

 Supernova in M95 by Thomas Kerns of Beluga Lake Observaory

Object: Supernova in M95
Description A supernova was detected in M95, a faint barred spiral galaxy in Leo. M95 is 38 million light years from earth. The supernova is bright enough to look like a foreground star, but is actually a star in the distant galaxy that has gone supernova. It is expected to get brighter quickly, until it fades out again in about a month.
   
Scope ED127 APO refractor
Camera ST2000XCM
Filters Baader IR
Mount Losmandy G11
Guiding Self Guided
Exposure
Info:
7 x 15 minutes on 3-26-2012
   

 

 

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