NGC 5353 lenticular galaxy and supernova SN 2019ein: an image – 25 June 2019
After six weeks since our previous visit, we observed supernova SN 2019ein again, finding it significantly fainter. We are pleased to share our latest image.
The image above comes from the average of four, 180-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely taken with “Elena” (PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E) robotic unit available at Virtual Telescope. SN 2019ein is marked with two red lines. We estimated it as bright as mag. 16.2 (unfiltered, R-mags for the reference stars from the Gaia DR1 star catalogue), that is 2 mags fainter than at our previous visit.
On the left of NGC 5353, the host galaxy, you can see the nice, barred spiral galaxy NGC 5350. Their distance is around 100 millions of light years. Many more galaxies are all around.
We plan to image this supernova, so stay tuned!
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