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Contains:  M 74, NGC 628
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SN2013ej in M74, 





    
        

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SN2013ej in M74

SN2013ej in M74

Technical card

Resolution: 1849x1185

Dates:Aug. 6, 2013

Frames: 24x300"

Integration: 2.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.15 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.16%

Astrometry.net job: 100251

RA center: 24.277 degrees

DEC center: 15.768 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.960 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.516 degrees

Field radius: 0.293 degrees

Locations: iTelescope.Net - New Mexico, Mayhill, NM, United States

Description

Messier 74 is a spiral galaxy in Pisces that has created several supernovae in recent years.... including ones in 2002, 2003, and now SN2013ej. At 24 to 36 million light years from the Milky Way, M74 is a fairly close neighbor, and its frequent novae make it a target for intense study. This before-after image shows SN2013ej several days after it was detected, in comparison to images from a year earlier. Despite its great distance, the nova outshines many of the foreground stars from our own galaxy, demonstrating the immense power of a supernova. Every atom in your body came from a similar explosion -- the only known source of elements heavier than Helium in the universe.

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