Supernova SN 2020qmp in UGC 7125 galaxy: an image – 10 Mar. 2021

We observed supernova SN 2020qmp in the galaxy UGC 7125, as part of our supernova follow-up program: here it is our image.

Supernova 2020qmp in UGC 7125 galaxy: 10 Mar. 2021.

Supernova 2020qmp in UGC 7125 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 spiral galaxy is UGC 7125. As for the supernova, we estimated SN 2020qmp as bright as mag. 15.9 (unfiltered, R-mags for the reference stars from the Gaia DR2 star catalogue). This transient was discovered on 30 July 2020 by the Palomar Gattini-IR collaborationand it is a type II supernova.

Further observations will follow, weather permitting.

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