Supernova 2013bu in NGC 7331: 12 May 2013
Last 21 Apr. 2013 K. Itagaki discovered a new supernova in the famous and wonderful spiral galaxy NGC 7331, in Pegasus. It resulted to be a type II supernova.
The Virtual Telescope imaged the supernova with its 17″ robotic unit, while the galaxy was low above the horizon. The supernova was clearly visible and around magnitude 15.6.
We imaged NGC 7331 about two years ago and, in that image, the supernova is obviously not showing.
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