Supernova ASASSN-15kk in UGC 04883: an image (5 June 2015)

Possible Supernova ASASSN-15kk in UGC 04883: an image (5 June 2015)

Possible Supernova ASASSN-15kk in UGC 04883: an image (5 June 2015)

The possible supernova ASASSN-15kk in UGC 04883 was imaged as part of the Virtual Telescope’s supernova follow-up program.

The image above comes from the average of ten, 60-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely collected with the PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. The possible supernova was estimated at mag. 14.3 (R mags for the reference stars from UCAC-4). The transient was imaged during evening twilight. In the insert on the bottom left, the object is better visible, thanks to the higher image resolution.

The transient was confirmed to be a type-Ia supernova.

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