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Supernova in M82 From 2014

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#1 Rustler46

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 04:25 AM

Looking through some old photos of galaxy M82, I came across these showing supernova 2014J. The telescope is a Celestron-8 @ f/7 using a Sony NEX5N camera at ISO 1600.

 

SN 2014J-1.jpg

This image dated 2014 January 5 I believe shows M82 before the supernova occurred - stack of 8 3-minute exposures. Sky conditions were very poor.

 

SN 2014J-2.jpg

This January 20 image shows the supernova in eruption. I'm unsure why this image looks the way it does. But it shows the supernova to be quite bright.

 

SN 2014J-3.jpg

This January 23 image shows the supernova in decline with a 7-1/2 minute exposure.

 

SN 2014J-4.jpg

Just a night later the supernova is dimming further - stack of 7-1/2 minute exposures.

 

These images are nothing to crow about. But the supernova did noticeably change the appearance of this well known galaxy.

 

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Edited by Rustler46, 24 January 2020 - 03:44 PM.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:30 AM

Great shots Russ !  I have some shots of this in monochrome and most of the other photos that I have seen of this Nova are also mono.  Very nice color and detail.



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Posted 24 January 2020 - 04:36 PM

Here's one of my images of SN 2014j during my early years using Slooh.

 

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