Supernova SN 2024iss in the PGC 1846725 galaxy: an image – 3 June 2024.

We imaged again the bright supernova SN 2024iss in PGC 1846725, likely at its peak now. See the image is below.

Supernova SN 2024iss in the PGC 1846725 galaxy: 1 June 2024.

Supernova SN 2024iss in the PGC 1846725 galaxy: 1 June 2024.

The image above comes from the average of seven, 120-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.

We estimated SN 2024iss as bright as mag. 12.5 (unfiltered, R-mags for the reference stars from the Gaia DR2 star catalogue), so this object is likely at its peak now, at the same brightness as a few days ago. It is a type II supernova, found at the early stages of its explosion.

In this image, after properly stretching the data, the fain host galaxy is visible as a fuzzy object on the very left of the transient.

We will track this transient as long as possible.

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