Supernova SN 2022ewj in NGC 3367 spiral galaxy: a image – 23 Mar. 2022.

We observed the supernova SN 2022ewj in the NGC 3367 barred spiral galaxy, as part of our supernova follow-up program: here it is our image.

Supernova SN 2022ewj in NGC 3367 galaxy: 23 Mar. 2022.

Supernova SN 2022ewj in NGC 3367 galaxy: 23 Mar. 2022.

The image above comes from the average of eight, 300-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 NGC 3367, a very beautiful barred spiral galaxy located at about 100 millions of light years. As for the supernova, we estimated SN 2022ewj as bright as mag. 15.5 (unfiltered, R-mags for the reference stars from the Gaia DR2 star catalogue). This transient was discovered on 19 Mar. 2022 by Koichi Itagaki and it is a type II supernova. 

Further observations will follow, weather permitting.

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