Imaged SN 2011fe in M101

8 years 10 months ago #90503 by JohnONeill
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Hi,

Managed to get an image of the SN 2011fe in M101, despite being low from MA.

15x60" exposures with the 106mm refractor.

See:
http://variablestarnights.net

John

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8 years 10 months ago #90504 by Keith g
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Just imagine John, that it is the brightest object in thatentire galaxy judgng by you image !

Keith..

If a telescope can fit into your backyard it's too small. If you can't move it, it's too big." -- John Dobson

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8 years 10 months ago #90514 by JohnONeill
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Yes, indeed Keith,

That night I made it mag 11.263 using DSLR Photometry (Tri-colour green channel).

Last night (2/3 Sep 2011) I saw it visually with the 106mm, I estimated it mag 10.5. No supernova has appeared that bright since SN 1993j in M81 in 1993 and the current one may surpass that one!


John

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8 years 9 months ago #90630 by JohnONeill
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The SN 2011fe in M101 peaked at about mag 10.0 or 9.9 in mid September 2011. It now has declined slightly.

I estimated it to be 10.1 on Sep 18th 2011. See AAVSO for charts. Follow the link to Variable Star Plotter.

I also added a recent image of the SN to my website. See link on first post.

John

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8 years 9 months ago #90633 by Keith g
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Nice one John, it still is quite bright.I am trying to get my own shot of super-stardom with my set up, but the weather has been terrible with cloud almost every night :(

Keith.

If a telescope can fit into your backyard it's too small. If you can't move it, it's too big." -- John Dobson

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