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Object Supernova in M95

A supernova was detected in M95, a faint barred spiral galaxy in Leo. M95 is 38 million light years from earth. The supernova is bright enough to look like a foreground star, but is actually a star in the distant galaxy that has gone supernova. It is expected to get brighter quickly, until it fades out again in about a month.

Scope ED127 APO refractor
Camera ST2000XCM
Mount Losmandy G11
Filters Baader IR
Guiding Self Guided
Exposure Info 7 x 15 minutes on 3-26-2012
Date March 26, 2012
Copyright Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory