Supernova PSN J22412689+3917220 in UGC 12156: an image (19 Aug. 2015)
The supernova PSN J22412689+3917220 in UGC 12156 was imaged as part of the Virtual Telescope’s supernova follow-up program.
The image above comes from the average of four, 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. 17.2 (R mags for the reference stars from UCAC-4). Spectroscopy showed this transient is a sub-luminous type-Ia supernova.
Support The Virtual Telescope Project!
If everyone reading this right now would donate something, our fundraiser would be done in a few days. Please, donate and receive unique, LIMITED EDITION set of images of the Chinese CZ-5B falling rocket, captured from Rome, images of the International Space Station above Rome and more, specifically made for supporters like you!
donate now (you can adjust the amount later)