Supernova SN 2021eay in MCG +11-22-33 galaxy: an image – 16 Mar. 2021.
We observed supernova SN 2021eay in MCG +11-22-33 galaxy, as part of our supernova follow-up program: here it is our image.
The image above comes from the average of five, 120-second 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 MCG +11-22-33. As for the supernova, we estimated SN 2021eay as bright as mag. 17.0 (unfiltered, R-mags for the reference stars from the Gaia DR2 star catalogue). This transient was discovered on 22 Feb. 2021 by the and it is a type Ia supernova.
Further observations will follow, weather permitting.
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