Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED
Imaging camera: Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD
Mount: Sky-Watcher EZ-EQ6 GT
Guiding camera: Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider
Filter: Astrodon Sloan u'
Dates: May 20, 2017
Frames: Astrodon Sloan u': 10x600" bin 2x2
Integration: 1.7 hours
Avg. Moon age: 23.11 days
Avg. Moon phase: 39.85%
Astrometry.net job: 1583943
RA center: 308.480 degrees
DEC center: 60.332 degrees
Pixel scale: 2.873 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -179.899 degrees
Field radius: 0.877 degrees
Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom
I had some pretty poor sky last night, thin cloud, so I thought I would try this supernova with a UV filter Astrondon u’2 which I have had success with in these conditions as the cloud does not seen to record on the sensor.
So the result is above, I used bin 2x2 as the light level is low. Bright stars end up with a halo, but that goes for professional equipment as well, see the results from GALEX.
What does this show… the supernova is definitely a lot brighter compared to other stars of similar brightness nearby. It maybe a good filter to pick out fainter supernovae, something to try on others at sometime.
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