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18 years 4 months ago #24502 by JohnMurphy
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This is a great image of the Supernova SN2006X in M100:

www.space.com/imageoftheday/image_of_day_060227.html

M100 sure is a hotspot.

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18 years 4 months ago #24505 by Perseus
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Anybody got a link that shows M100 before & after supernova. i.e picture that will let me know I am seeing supernova in eyepiece.... not just a low mag star in same field of view? Thanks, Damon

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18 years 4 months ago #24506 by gnason
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Anybody got a link that shows M100 before & after supernova. i.e picture that will let me know I am seeing supernova in eyepiece.... not just a low mag star in same field of view? Thanks, Damon


I posted a link to the discover's website a week ago. This has useful images including the magnitudes of other close stars.
aac.sunrise.it/cross/2006X.htm

According to one report I've just read, some German observers, including Mikkel Steine, clearly identified the SN at an estimated mag. 13.9 (Cross quotes 13.85) with as little as 8-inch aperture under good conditions at the weekend so hopefully the weather will allow us have a go soon.

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18 years 4 months ago #24533 by Perseus
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Thanks for that Gordon. Sorry about the bad weather, its my fault....... got a 12" Dob last week & we all know the best way to guarentee bad weather is to get a new toy.

Damon

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18 years 4 months ago #24534 by JohnMurphy
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Damon,

If you'd like more info on supernova hunting check out the American Association of Variable Star Observers website:

www.aavso.org/observing/programs/sn/

Also here is a link to Harvards list of recent supenova:

cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/lists/RecentSupernovae.html

Hope this helps.

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