Supernova SN 2023ixf in the Messier 101 spiral galaxy: a image – 08 Oct. 2023.

We imaged again supernova SN 2023ixf, still shining in Messier 101, while it is slowly fading five months after its explosion.

Supernova SN 2023ixf in Messier 101. 8 Oct. 2023.

Supernova SN 2023ixf in Messier 101. 8 Oct. 2023.

The image above comes from the average of three, 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 on the image. .

We estimated SN 2023ixf as bright as mag. 13.7 (R-mags for the reference stars from the Gaia DR2 star catalogue), so it is slowly fading.

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