Supernova SN 2023ijd in NGC 4568 galaxy: a image – 15 May 2023.
We observed supernova SN 2023ijd in the barred spiral galaxy NGC 4568, as part of our supernova follow-up program: here it is our image.
The image above comes from the average of ten, 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.
The host spiral galaxy, NGC 4568, is placed at about 60 millions of light years from us; it is seen in interaction with the galaxy NGC 4567, while they are colliding and merging. The couple, discovered by W. Herschel, is know as the “Siamese Twins”. As for the supernova, we estimated SN 2023ijd as bright as mag. 15.4 (unfiltered, R-mags for the reference stars from the Gaia DR2 star catalogue). This transient was discovered on 14 May 2023 by the ASAS-SN project and it is a type II supernova.
In 2020, the same galaxy hosted SN 2020fqv.
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