Supernova SN 2017fms in IC 1371: an image (28 July 2017)
Supernova SN 2017fms was discovered on 17 July 2017 in the galaxy IC 1371 and here they are in a recent image captured by the Virtual Telescope.
The image above is the average of three, 180-seconds exposures, remotely taken with “Elena” (PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E) robotic unit available at Virtual Telescope. The image scale is 1.2″/pixel. Supernova SN 2017fms is marked with two red lines.
We used the images above to perform photometry, finding for the transient a magnitude of 16.8 (unfiltered, R-mags for the reference stars from UCAC-4). The host galaxy, the lenticular (S0) galaxy IC 1371, is placed at about 400 millions of light years from us.
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