Supernova PSN J12040516+1404059 in PGC 038162: an image (24 May 2015)

Supernova PSN J12040516+1404059 in PGC 038162: an image (24 May 2015)

Supernova PSN J12040516+1404059 in PGC 038162: an image (24 May 2015)

The supernova PSN J12040516+1404059 in PGC 038162 was imaged as part of the Virtual Telescope’s supernova follow-up program.

The image above comes from the average of twelve, 60-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely collected with the PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. The supernova was estimated at mag. 17.3 (R mags for the reference stars from UCAC-4). Spectroscopy revealed this is a type Ia supernova.

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