Supernova 2019np in NGC 3254, Leo Minor
2019np is a type Ia supernova discovered by Koichi Itagaki on 9 Jan 2019 in NGC 3254 at coordinates RA 10h29m21s, Dec +29°30'38"
NGC 3254 is a Hubble type Sbc galaxy located at the distance of 105 million LY. Its apparent diameter is around 5 arcmin, and apparent magnitude 11.5
The image below is a 4 x 90 sec exposure taken on 12 Jan 2019 with a modified Canon T3i camera, ISO 1600, Meade 8'' ACF telescope, and iEQ30pro mount. The apparent magnitude is approximately 16, increased to 15 by 15 Jan 2019.
In the animation, the image is compared to the DSS2 sky survey image from sky-map.org.