Monday, May 26, 2014

Supernova SN2014bc in M106 galaxy

Today no bells and whistles, but hardly identified supernova in quite popular galaxy M106. The galaxy itself has been pictured by me some time ago ( In galaxy far far away ) and the SN2014bc supernova is quite hard object to detect. Not because it is faint, but it lies very close to the galaxy core - a little bit over 3" (this angular separation is about the same like the apparent size of 1 cent coin visible from 1km distance). The supernova is of type II and the quite good yesterday's seeing allowed me to partially separate it from M106 core:



Clear skies!

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