Supernova PSN J12503072-1052405 in M-2-33-20 9 1: an image (09 June 2015)

Possible Supernova PSN J12503072-1052405 in M-2-33-20 9 1: an image (09 June 2015)

Possible Supernova PSN J12503072-1052405 in M-2-33-20 9 1: an image (09 June 2015)

The supernova PSN J12503072-1052405 in M-2-33-20 9 1 was imaged as part of the Virtual Telescope’s supernova follow-up program.

The image above comes from the average of five, 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. 17.8 (R mags for the reference stars from UCAC-4). The transient was imaged while clouds were in its direction.

This transient was spectroscopically confirmed to be a type II supernova.

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