Supernova SN 2013ev in IC 1296
Those loving stargazing are well aware of Messier 57, one of the most beautiful deep sky objects. Quite interesting, this famous nebula is apparently close to a galaxy, IC 1296. This is a mere perspective effect, as the galaxy is placed at about 220 millions of light years, with M57 at “only” 2500 light years.
A few nights ago, a supernova was discovered there, now named SN 2013ev, and the PlaneWave 17″ unit imaged it on the following nights. The resulting image is above, from 15 Aug. 2013: an average of 9, 300-seconds exposures, showing the supernova pretty well. We measured a mag. 17.2R.
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