Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sculptor (Scl)  ·  Contains:  NGC 613
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Supernova AT2016gkg in NGC 613, 



    
        

            Ruben Barbosa
Supernova AT2016gkg in NGC 613
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Supernova AT2016gkg in NGC 613

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Supernova AT2016gkg in NGC 613, 



    
        

            Ruben Barbosa
Supernova AT2016gkg in NGC 613
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Supernova AT2016gkg in NGC 613

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Las Cumbres Observatory

Imaging cameras: IO:O

Software: Maxim DL, Gimp


Frames:
Bessell-B: 2x60" (2')
Bessell-V: 2x60" (2')
SDSS-R: 2x60" (2')

Integration: 6'


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1860539

RA center: 01h34m17s.8

DEC center: -29°2107

Pixel scale: 0.303 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.204 degrees

Field radius: 0.150 degrees


Resolution: 3070x1825

Description

* Image acquisition by: Las Cumbres Observatory.

* Processing: Ruben Barbosa.

* Distance: 67 Mly.

See also:

* NGC 613, SN magnitude measurement.

NGC 613 is a barred spiral galaxy located about 67 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation of the Sculptor. About 70% of the spiral galaxies have a barred nucleus similar to what we think exists in the Milky Way. Recent observations suggest the existence of an active supermassive black hole at the core of NGC 613.

The above photo, on the right side, shows a supernova in this galaxy. This type of supernova marks the end of the life of a very massive and luminous star in an explosion with the brightness of 300 million suns. The explosion is so luminous that it is visible at distances of tens or hundreds of millions of light years for a few weeks or months.

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Supernova AT2016gkg in NGC 613, 



    
        

            Ruben Barbosa