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Supernova in M74

Contains: M 74, NGC 628

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Planewave CDK 12,5'' 12.5 CDK

Imaging camera: QSI 683 wsg-8 QSI

Mount: apt1200gto AP1200

Guiding telescope or lens: Planewave CDK 12,5'' 12.5 CDK

Guiding camera: QSI 683 wsg-8 QSI

Software: CCD Autopilot 5

Resolution: 2848x2166

Dates: Aug. 11, 2013

Frames: 12x600"

Integration: 2.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.10% job: 1509606

RA center: 24.171 degrees

DEC center: 15.784 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.438 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 176.789 degrees

Field radius: 0.218 degrees

Locations: ImagingInfinity Observatory, Bethune, SC, United States


This image shows a supernova in the galaxy M74 that erupted in July 2013. This image was captured on August 11th as the brightness of the exploded star was subsiding. The supernova is marked with a vertical and horizontal line. The object was given the label Supernova 2013 EJ.



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Supernova in M74, Hap Griffin