Supernova SN 2013ej in Messier 74: animation and spectrum (1 Aug. 2013)

Messier 74, with and without supernova SN 2013ej

Messier 74, with and without supernova SN 2013ej

Above is an animation showing the supernova SN 2013ej in Messier 74 blinking: it compares a recent shot with an archive frame, dating back in 2012. The effect is spectacular: the SN seems to jump out ot the screen!

Below is a good signal-to-noise low-res spectrum, taken last night with the Celestron c14 robotic unit: H-alpha is now very well visible with its sharp emission line.

Supernova SN 2013ej: spectrum (1 Aug. 2013)

Supernova SN 2013ej: spectrum (1 Aug. 2013)

 

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