Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6939  ·  NGC 6946
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Supernova 2017eaw in NGC 6946 taken in UV, 



    
        

            Mike Oates
Supernova 2017eaw in NGC 6946 taken in UV
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Supernova 2017eaw in NGC 6946 taken in UV

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Supernova 2017eaw in NGC 6946 taken in UV, 



    
        

            Mike Oates
Supernova 2017eaw in NGC 6946 taken in UV
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Supernova 2017eaw in NGC 6946 taken in UV

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding cameras: Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  PIXINSIGHT 1.8

Filters: Sloan u'

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System  ·  Starlight Xpress SX 'Maxi wheel'  ·  Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser


Dates:May 20, 2017

Frames:Sloan u': 10x600" (1h 40') bin 2x2

Integration: 1h 40'

Avg. Moon age: 23.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 34.68%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1583943

RA center: 20h 33' 55"

DEC center: +60° 19' 55"

Pixel scale: 2.873 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.899 degrees

Field radius: 0.877 degrees


Resolution: 1675x1422

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

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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Supernova 2017eaw in NGC 6946 taken in UV, 



    
        

            Mike Oates