Supernova SN 2017eaw and NGC 6946, further follow-up – 02 Aug. 2017

Supernova SN 2017eaw continues to shine in its wonderful host galaxy, NGC 6946, at mag. 13.0, assuming our CCD images. And it is going to celebrate its three months since its was discovered.

Supernova SN 2017eaw and NGC 6946: 02 Aug. 2017

Supernova SN 2017eaw and NGC 6946: 02 Aug. 2017

The image above is the average of nine, 120-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. At the imaging time, very bright Moon was above the horizon.

We managed to measure the brightness of SN 2017eaw, finding it at mag. 13.0 (unfiltered, R-mags for the reference stars from UCAC-4), suggesting the transient is still on its “plateau” phase. You can check the AAVSO website for a complete lightcurve. We will continue monitoring it, exploiting the extended observing season offered by its position in the sky to northern observers.

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