Supernova ASASSN-16fq (2016cok) in M 66: an image (01 June 2016)

Supernova ASASSN-15fq (aka 2016cok) in M 66 - 01 June 2016, 20:22 UT

Supernova ASASSN-15fq (aka 2016cok) in M 66 – 01 June 2016, 20:22 UT

After our first sight and several cloudy/windy nights, we imaged supernova ASASSN-15fq (aka SN 2016cok), in Messier 66, under fair sky conditions.

The image above comes from the average of nine, 180-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). So, apparently there is not a significant brighness evolution since we observed it three nights ago.

More observations will follow.

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