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#1 Edward E

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:20 AM

The Bright Supernova web site announced this morning the discovery on April 21, 2013 of a young SN in the spiral galaxy NGC 7331 in the constellation Pegasus. Yes, this is the galaxy near the famous galaxy group called Stephan's Quintet. The SN is mag 15.5 in V and should brighten over time. Attached is a image from Wikisky with colors inverted showing the location of the new SN. The image spans ~ 1 degree of RA and 1/2 degree in Dec. This should be a nice object for early risers or a nice treat after an all nighter of observing.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:23 PM

This is a pretty dramatic location for a supernova within that galaxy, if it gets brighter.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:31 PM

it would have been better if it started last fall

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:28 PM

it would have been better if it started last fall


Those darn galaxies and their inconvenient supernovae! Guess we'll have to get up before dawn to see this one.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:43 AM

How inconsiderate of that star to explode at such an inopportune time! ;)

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#6 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 07:30 AM

Here's an image I took this morning (5-4) of SN 2013BU in NGC 7331 with the SLOOH remote observatory.

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