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...

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...