Supernova ASASSN-15kn/PSN J12415045-0710122 in PGC 042600: an image (09 June 2015)
The supernova ASASSN-15kn in PGC 042600 was at first imaged at Virtual Telescope on June 7.83, as part of a cooperation with the ASAS-SN survey (ATel 7602). The same source was also indipendently found by Ciabattari et al. and reported as PSN J12415045-0710122 on the specific CBAT website.
The image above comes from the average of two, 120-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. 16.2 (R mags for the reference stars from UCAC-4). The source is marked by two small segments. Spectroscopy shows it is a type Ia supernova around maximum light.
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