Supernova SN 2024gy in the NGC 4216 spiral galaxy: a image – 7 Mar. 2024.

We observed supernova SN 2024gy in the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 4216.Please find our image below.

Supernova SN 2024gy in NGC 4216. 7 Mar. 2024.

Supernova SN 2024gy in NGC 4216. 7 Mar. 2024.

The image above comes from the average of 5, 300-second exposures, unfiltered & unguided, remotely taken with the Celestron C14+Paramount ME+SBIG 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 finest details and structures visible in the original data.

We estimated SN 2024gy as bright as mag. 14.2 (unfiltered, R-mags for the reference stars from the Gaia DR2 star catalogue).

On 4 Jan. 2024, Koichi Itagaki, one of the most prolific supernova discoverers of our times, has found a new transient in NGC 4216, quickly confirmed to be a type Ia supernova.

The host galaxy, NGC 4216, is a member of the Virgo cluster and it is an almost edge-on spiral galaxy.

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