Supernova PSN J16025128+4713292 in UGC 10156: an image (24 May 2015)
The supernova PSN J16025128+4713292 in UGC 10156 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. 15.6 (R mags for the reference stars from UCAC-4). The source is marked by two small segments, at hours 11 respect to the very bright, foreground star. Spectroscopy shows it is a type Ia supernova.
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