Link: Bright supernova explodes in nearby galaxy M82 - Skymania News
One of the closest stellar explosions for years has been spotted in a relatively nearby galaxy that is a favourite target for amateur astronomers. The supernova appeared in the galaxy Messier 82, or M82 for short, which lies about 11.4 million light-years away, right on our doorstep in cosmic terms......Estimates of its brightness put it at a little above 12th magnitude, making it a telescopic target. However, supernova experts say it was discovered early in its explosive outburst and so could reach magnitude 8, which would make it visible in binoculars....
Last edited by DaveP; 22nd January 2014 at 05:53 PM. Reason: Removed linked image: Site does not allow hot linking.
Saw this last night while using by nexus tablet. I bought my lad a telescope for xmas and a quick use of google sky had the galaxy located and we both are looking forward to viewing this when the time comes.
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