Monthly Archive: May 2013

PSN J16525897+0224255 in NGC 6240: 19 May 2013

PSN J16525897+0224255 in NGC 6240

The Virtual Telescope imaged this optical transient with its 17″ robotic unit, finding it at magnitude 18.9 unfiltered. This transient is showing in the ultraluminuos infrared galaxy NGC 6240, located at about 400 millions...

PSN J11095567+3657025 in NGC 3542: 17 May 2013

PSN J11095567+3657025 in NGC 3542: 17 May 2013

On May 17, 2013, the Virtual Telescope Project hosted a special online event, sharing in real time images of several supernovae. They are among the most intriguing and spectacular objects in the Universe, with...

Comet C/2011 R1 McNaught: 13 May 2013

Comet C/2011 R1 McNaught: 13 May 2013

  The Virtual Telescope visited comet C/2011 R1 McNaught, a nice object which reached mag 7 last April. It is still a nice view in the northern Spring skies, as the picture above clear...

PSN J12454418-1050083 in MCG -02-33-4. 13 May 2013

PSN J12454418-1050083 in MCG -02-33-4: 13 May 2013

Supernova candidate PSN J12454418-1050083 in the galaxy MCG -02-33-4 was discovered by the Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey on May 13. A few hours later, the Virtual Telescope confirmed it, as visible from the image above. At...

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