Supernova SN 2013aj in NGC 5339: 4 Apr. 2013
Supernova SN 2013aj was discovered on 3 mar. 2013 in the nice, face-on barred spiral galaxy NGC 5339, located at about 120 millions of light years from us. We observed it about one month ofter the discovery, finding it around mag. 15.4, unfiltered.
The image above is the average of 8 frames, each integrated for 300 seconds, obtained with the PlaneWave 17″ robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. Images were unguided and the image scale is 1.2″/pixel (binned 2×2). There is also a vertical trail, left by an artificial satellite.
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