Supernova SN 2021qvv in NGC 4442 galaxy: an image – 4 July 2021.

We observed supernova SN 2021qvv in the NGC 4442 lenticular galaxy, as part of our supernova follow-up program: here it is our image.

Supernova SN 2021qvv in NGC 4442 galaxy: 4 July 2021.

Supernova SN 2021qvv in NGC 4442 galaxy: 4 July 2021.

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 is NGC 4442, a lenticular galaxy located at about 100 millions of light years from us. As for the supernova, we estimated SN 2021qvv as bright as mag. 13.3 (unfiltered, R-mags for the reference stars from the Gaia DR2 star catalogue). This transient was discovered on 23 June 2021 by the and it is a type Ia supernova.

Further observations will follow, weather permitting.

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