|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|
|Exposure Info||7 x 15 minutes on 3-26-2012|
|Date||March 26, 2012|
|Copyright||Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory|