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#1 Shane LaPierre

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:13 PM

I just came in from viewing NGC 2554 and the supernova PSN J08175. Not sure how bright it is now, but it was fairly easy in my 24" (it is listed between 14.8 - 15.1 from other viewers).

The core of the galaxy is actually pretty "tight" and the star is close to the core. I was happy to view it, and would not have known about it except the info was passed along by fellow enthusiast, Tom Hoffelder. He observed it at mag 14.8 in a C14.

Let me know if you can see it.

Shane

#2 SebJ

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:01 AM

Got a view of the SN last night with my 16". It was a difficult spot. Could hold it for only about 30-40% of the time with averted vision at x295. Mag 14.8 seems about right I'd say, but difficult as it is embedded in the drop-off zone in the galaxies core brightness.

I have a distance notifier from Simbad telling me this Gx is 60.27 Mpc. Is it really that far away??

#3 Shane LaPierre

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

SebJ,

Glad you were able to see it. I cannot find anything on 2554 distance. I am interested in looking for the SN in M65 now. Maybe tonight.






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