Supernova SN 2022vqz in CGCG 501-026 galaxy: a image – 16 Oct. 2022.

We observed the supernova SN 2022vqz in the galaxy CGCG 501-026, as part of our supernova follow-up program: here it is our image.

Supernova SN 2022vqz in CGCG 501-026 galaxy. 16 Oct 2022.

Supernova SN 2022vqz in CGCG 501-026 galaxy. 16 Oct 2022.

The image above comes from the average of 15, 180-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 CGCG 501-026, located at about 200 millions of light years. As for the supernova, we estimated SN 2022vqz as bright as mag. 14.7 (unfiltered, R-mags for the reference stars from the Gaia DR2 star catalogue). This transient was discovered on 24 Sept. 2022 by ZTF survey and it is a type Ia-pec supernova.

A couple of beautiful galaxies are also visible: the spiral PGC 3020 on the bottom left and the barred spiral PGC 3019 on the bottom right.

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