Supernova SN 2024bch in the NGC 3206 galaxy: an image – 29 Jan. 2024.

We imaged supernova SN 2024bch in NGC3206 soon after its discovery and share the view here.

Supernova SN 2024bch in the NGC 3206 galaxy: a image - 29 Jan. 2024.

Supernova SN 2024bch in the NGC 3206 galaxy: a image – 29 Jan. 2024.

The image above comes from the average of eight, 180-second exposures, unfiltered and unguided, remotely taken with the C14+Paramount ME+ST8-XME robotic unit available as part of the Virtual Telescope Project facility in Manciano, Italy. The image was gently processed to show all the subtles details and structures visible in the original data.

We estimated SN 2024bch as bright as mag. 15.4 (unfiltered, R-mags for the reference stars from the Gaia DR2 star catalogue). It was discovered on 29 Jan. 2024 and it is a type IIn supernova. The image above was taken when the real nature of the transient was still unknown.

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