Supernova PSN J11473508+5558147 in NGC 3888: an image (18 June 2015)

Possible supernova PSN J11473508+5558147 in NGC 3888: an image (18 June 2015)

Supernova PSN J11473508+5558147 in NGC 3888: an image (18 June 2015)

The supernova PSN J11473508+5558147 in NGC 3888 was imaged via the Virtual Telescope on request by its discoverer, P. Wiggins.

The image above comes from the average of three, 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. 16.3 (R mags for the reference stars from UCAC-4). Spectroscopy showed it is a type Ib supernova near maximum of light.

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