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.
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.
Support The Virtual Telescope Project!
Support us! Please, donate and receive unique, LIMITED EDITION set of images of the stunning comet C/2020 F3 Neowise above Rome, of potentially hazardous asteroids, space stations and much more, specifically made for supporters like you!
(you can adjust the amount later)