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#1 nytecam

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:53 AM

Heads up here

Discovered Mar 21 - currently mag 16 but may reach mag11??

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:20 PM

Fantastic. It may be in a sufficiently faint region of the galaxy to be visually detectable even now. I will, however, wait for moonless nights in April to try to see it together with the structure in the galaxy.

EDIT: Comparing the SN photos with my composite sketch from last year, the SN should be on the periphery of the halo visible in a range of magnifications:
http://ivm-deep-sky....ets-in-leo.html (last sketch on page)

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:57 PM

Cool news!

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:45 PM

any sightings yet with people using the big guns?

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:34 AM

Thanks for the heads-up! I'll start looking after this Easter moon starts to fade.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:34 PM

Yes, thanks for posting info. Sky is finally starting to
show some clearing after months of clouds and rain. I hope
to image this one soon.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:22 PM

Wow! Very cool! When will my skies clear? :cloudy: Thanks!

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:22 PM

Anyone seen it yet?

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:28 PM

Interesting stuff, hope I get a chance to try for it before it fades...

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:27 AM

Anyone seen it yet?


Plan on trying Thursday. The weather is predicted to be possible as well as the Moon will be out of the way long enough for it to get dark.

It's right in the dust lane of the galaxy so will be reddened and probably tougher than it looks. Think I'll setup the 20".

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:37 PM

Just took this image of M65 with SN 2013AM. I'd estimate the SN's mag at 16.6.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:50 PM

Is it possible SN20213AM is heavily obscured by interstellar dust, and therefore looks dimmer than it actually is? Or will it take a period of weeks for it to become bright enough to see in smaller telescopes and or light polluted areas?

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:05 AM

Is it possible SN20213AM is heavily obscured by interstellar dust, and therefore looks dimmer than it actually is? Or will it take a period of weeks for it to become bright enough to see in smaller telescopes and or light polluted areas?


It's possible as my color image does show the SN as a reddish color. As for your second question only time will tell.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:02 AM

I have also imaged it in both Luminosity and Red. The supernova does seem to be brighter in Red. I estimated it as 16.7 with the luminosity filter and 16.2 with the Red filter. I was using a SBIG STF-8300m camera with Baader filters. Bottom line is this remains a very tough target visually. Images are here:

SN 2013am with Luminance Filter

SN 2013am with Red Filter

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:06 PM

First clear evening tonight after dusk [for an hour!] since SN announced - my 30sec enough to record it - who needs hours. Here's a slightly deeper image :grin:

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:35 PM

Nice shot, clearly shows the SN. I'll be visually looking for one clear night of the next new moon. Thanks, Steve

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:32 PM

Great news. I hope it gets up to at least mag 13, so I can get a look at it.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:12 AM

Nytecam based on your image and mine SN 2013AM is fadeing. :(

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:30 AM

Yeah, if there is any brightening to this point, it is absolutely minimal and fading is a distinct possibility. This one isn't acting like it is "supposed" to. Apparently someone forgot to give it the memo.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:50 AM

Yep, It was mag. 15.6 on 3/21 and mag. 16.2 on 3/22, now you are saying it is in the mid 16th mag. range. I do not think it will become visible in any of my telescopes. :bawling: I hope that these are wrong and it brightens up enough to be seen.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:10 PM

I certainly wouldn't mind if it did.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:47 PM

I imaged it again last night. Based on magnitude estimates taken from a blue and red original image, it appears to be about magnitude 15.8 in Red and 17.3 in Blue.

SN2013am in M65

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:06 PM

That sound correct. On Friday evening I managed a visual observation using my 20". It was not easy. I was using a 5mm Baader Genuine Ortho for 365X and an observing hood. I could hold it about 75% of the time. Not only is it in the dust lane but it is also right beside a faint glow of the galaxy that is visible within that dust lane. It took awhile to determine that there was a dot next to the glow. It was kind of confusing and all while hand tracking with the microscope FOV of the ortho.

A darker sky might help as while the Moon hadn't risen yet its almost full phase was lingering just below the horizon. I think I'll have a quick look again this evening but then move on.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:48 AM

Excellent observation. I am hoping to try visually myself later this week with my 16". I have seen supernovae of this magnitude, but the position of this one and the sheer brightness of the Messier probably spell failure. Regardless, I wanted to carefully reobserve this galaxy and make a better sketch of it, so perhaps over the hours that this may take the SN might show.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:28 PM

That sound correct. On Friday evening I managed a visual observation using my 20". It was not easy. I was using a 5mm Baader Genuine Ortho for 365X and an observing hood. I could hold it about 75% of the time. Not only is it in the dust lane but it is also right beside a faint glow of the galaxy that is visible within that dust lane. It took awhile to determine that there was a dot next to the glow. It was kind of confusing and all while hand tracking with the microscope FOV of the ortho. A darker sky might help as while the Moon hadn't risen yet its almost full phase was lingering just below the horizon. I think I'll have a quick look again this evening but then move on. Bill

Great observation on a difficult object. My shot from tonight below - the SN mag seems essentially constant since discovery :o

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