SN in M65 Leo
Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:53 AM
Discovered Mar 21 - currently mag 16 but may reach mag11??
Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:20 PM
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)
Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:34 AM
Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:34 PM
show some clearing after months of clouds and rain. I hope
to image this one soon.
Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:28 PM
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".
Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:37 PM
Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:50 PM
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.
Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:02 AM
SN 2013am with Luminance Filter
SN 2013am with Red Filter
Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:35 PM
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:50 AM
Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:06 PM
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.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:48 AM
Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:28 PM
Great observation on a difficult object. My shot from tonight below - the SN mag seems essentially constant since discovery :o
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