Supernova SN 2023gps in NGC 5939 galaxy: a image – 14 May 2023
We observed supernova SN 2023gps in the spiral galaxy NGC 5939, 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 .
The host galaxy is the intermediate spiral galaxy NGC 5939, located at about 270 millions of light years from us. As for the supernova, we estimated SN 2023gps as bright as mag. 15.3 (unfiltered, R-mags for the reference stars from the Gaia DR2 star catalogue). This transient was discovered on 23 Apr. 2023 by the ZTF project and it is a type Ia supernova.
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