Supernova PSN J21534826+1003249 in MCG +2-55-26: an image (21 Aug. 2015)
The supernova PSN J21534826+1003249 in MCG +2-55-26 was imaged as part of the Virtual Telescope’s supernova follow-up program.
The image above comes from the average of six, 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. 16.5 (R mags for the reference stars from UCAC-4). Spectroscopy showed this transient is a type-Ia supernova.
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