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Bright Supernova in M82


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Andie

Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:19 PM

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A supernova has brightened to 11th magnitude in the famous irregular galaxy M82 off the Big Dipper. It's easy to see in amateur telescopes during evening.

http://www.skyandtel...-241477661.html
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 08:00 AM

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A supernova has brightened to 11th magnitude in the famous irregular galaxy M82 off the Big Dipper. It's easy to see in amateur telescopes during evening.

http://www.skyandtel...-241477661.html

 

 

It exploded 12 million years ago, and the light is just reaching earth.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:07 AM

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Saw it with my scope last night


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:59 AM

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I captured this nova as seen in the following images:

 

https://www.flickr.c...06/12173176305/

http://www.astrobin.com/78135/

https://www.flickr.c...06/12153757103/

https://www.flickr.c...06/12139358703/


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Posted 03 June 2015 - 01:46 AM

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Absolutely amazing. And to think of the light reaching the earth after 12 million years ago is mind boggling!


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