Supernova SN 2021dov in CGCG 005-038 galaxy: an image – 10 Mar. 2021

We observed supernova SN 2021dov in the galaxy CGCG 005-038, as part of our supernova follow-up program: here it is our image.

Supernova 2021dov in CGCG 005-038 galaxy: 10 Mar. 2021.

Supernova 2021dov in CGCG 005-038 galaxy: 10 Mar. 2021.

The image above comes from the average of five, 120-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely taken with the “Elena” (PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E) robotic unit available as part of the Virtual Telescope Project. The supernova is indicated by an arrow in the upper left inset.

The host galaxy is CGCG 005-038. As for the supernova, we estimated SN 2021dov as bright as mag. 14.1 (unfiltered, R-mags for the reference stars from the Gaia DR2 star catalogue). This transient was discovered on 22 Feb. 2021 by the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) surveyand it is a type Ia supernova.

Further observations will follow, weather permitting.

Back to the “supernovae” page

Support The Virtual Telescope Project!

If everyone reading this right now would donate something, our fundraiser would be done in a few days. Please, donate and receive unique, LIMITED EDITION set of images of the Chinese CZ-5B falling rocket, captured from Rome, images of the International Space Station above Rome and more, specifically made for supporters like you!

donate now (you can adjust the amount later)

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.