Supernova SN 2021cwc in UGC 3502 galaxy: an image – 10 Mar. 2021

We observed supernova SN 2021cwc in the galaxy UGC 3502, as part of our supernova follow-up program: here it is our image.

Supernova SN 2021cwc in UGC 3502 galaxy: 10 Mar. 2021.

Supernova SN 2021cwc in UGC 3502 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 3502. As for the supernova, we estimated SN 2021cwc as bright as mag. 17.0 (unfiltered, R-mags for the reference stars from the Gaia DR2 star catalogue). This transient was discovered on 13 Feb. 20210 by the and it is a type Ia supernova.

Further observations will follow, weather permitting.

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