I had a lovely observing session at the weekend at a darkish site (post midnight the sqm reading went just over 21).
I was using my c11 with a 0.75x reducer and a 55mm plossl and this setup was working well with f speed of around 3.5. Not as fast as I would ideally like but some decent image scale.
So I thought I would try to see a supernova for the first time. My target was the mag 13.5 Supernova SN2019np in NGC3254.
It turned out to be a very straightforward observation - maybe NV works particularly well on supernovae but it seemed much brighter than many of the surrounding stars.
I took an 8 second exposure phone photo of it for posterity (not a particularly pretty image but one I will keep ) The galaxy is south east of centre and the supernova can be clearly seen on the left hand side of the galaxy!
Edited by Gavster, 04 February 2019 - 07:54 AM.