Supernova SN 2021wuf in NGC 6500 galaxy: an image – 29 Aug. 2021.

We observed supernova SN 2021wuf in the NGC 6500 spiral galaxy, as part of our supernova follow-up program: here it is our image.

SN 2021wuf in NGC 6500 galaxy: 29 Aug.2021.

SN 2021wuf in NGC 6500 galaxy: 29 Aug.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. On the right, the galaxy NGC 6501 is also visible.

The host is NGC 6500, a spiral galaxy located at about 200 millions of light years from us. As for the supernova, we estimated SN 2021wuf as bright as mag. 13.8 (unfiltered, R-mags for the reference stars from the Gaia DR2 star catalogue). This transient was discovered on 23 Aug. 2021 by the ATLAS survey and it is a type Ia supernova.

Further observations will follow, weather permitting.

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