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#1 StupendousMan

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 01:00 AM

A bright object has appeared near the galaxy M74, about two arcminutes SE of the galaxy's center. See

http://www.cbat.eps....16 1545310.html

http://www.aavso.org...013648161545310

The object was blue when I acquired CCD images around UT July 27 05:00, and maybe magnitude V = 13.

Because this galaxy is so close to the Milky Way, the supernova will likely become very bright -- perhaps close to V = 10 at peak. Please observe it, if you can, and report your results!

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:23 AM

Thanks, I just saw the info on this PSN.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:28 AM

Took this image of the SN in M74 last night (7/31) with the Slooh remote observatory.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:04 AM

Based on the above image I'd estimate the PSN is about mag 12.7.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 04:35 AM

My image from early this morning [Sunday] below :grin:

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 06:31 PM

My observations in Rochester, NY, suggest that the SN has peaked in B and V, but it still rising a bit in I. See the light curve at

http://spiff.rit.edu...13ej_ritobs.png

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 03:49 AM

My observations in Rochester, NY, suggest that the SN has peaked in B and V, but it still rising a bit in I. See the light curve at
http://spiff.rit.edu...13ej_ritobs.png

Very interesting results :bow:

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 05:15 AM

Took this image of PSN in M74 on the morning of 8/9. I'd estimate the SN is still about mag 12.5.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 04:16 AM

The SN is still 'bright' ! My image from Sunday night Sept 22 under a bright gibbous moon nearby - SN mag est unfiltered m13.7 :grin:

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