Supernova SN 2023gfo in NGC 4995 galaxy: a image – 14 May 2023.
We observed supernova SN 2023gfo in the barred spiral galaxy NGC 4995, as part of our supernova follow-up program: here it is our image.
The image above comes from the average of five, 120-second unguided exposures, unfiltered, remotely taken with the Celestron C14+Paramount ME+SBIG ST8-XME 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 the beautiful, face-on barred spiral galaxy NGC 4995, located at about 85 millions of light years and part of the Virgo Supercluster. As for the supernova, we estimated SN 2023gfo as bright as mag. 14.3 (unfiltered, R-mags for the reference stars from the Gaia DR2 star catalogue). This transient was discovered on 20 Apr. 2023 by the ATLAS project and it is a type II supernova.
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