Bright supernova SN 2014J in Messier 82: new hi-res image (2 Mar. 2014)
Supernova SN 2014J and its host galaxy Messier 82 were well-placed in the sky last night, when the clouds left the stars shining in a steady atmosphere for a while.
The Planewave 17 robotic unit was slewed in Ursa Major, were M82 is, and a image sequence started. Above is the average of 12, 300-seconds exposures, unfiltered, taken at full resolution, with a scale of 0.63″/pixel. All images were unguided.
Supernova SN 2014J in visible in the upper left of the galaxy’s “cigar”.
Support The Virtual Telescope Project!
If everyone reading this right now would donate something, our fundraiser would be done in a few days. Please, donate and receive stunning, LIMITED EDITION images with the Tiangong 1 and International Space Station above Rome and one of a potentially hazardous asteroid taken by the Virtual Telescope, specifically made for supporters like you!
donate now (you can adjust the amount later)
You can also order our 2019 Calendar, featuring our unique images of the stars above the legendary monuments of Rome!