Supernova SN 2023ixf in the Messier 101 spiral galaxy: a image – 23 June 2023.

We continue monitoring the bright supernova SN 2023ixf, still shining in Messier 101, while it is slowly fading.

Supernova SN 2023ixf in Messier 101. 23 June 2023.

Supernova SN 2023ixf in Messier 101. 23 June 2023.

The image above comes from the average of six, 180-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 seeing was very good, so image resolution is outstanding.

We estimated SN 2023ixf as bright as mag. 11.1 (R-mags for the reference stars from the Gaia DR2 star catalogue), so it is slowly fading.

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