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Supernova 1987A 26th Feb1987

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Observer
Peter Anderson
Time of observation
26/10/2018 - 15:00
Object
Supernova 1987A in Large Magellanic Cloud
Observing location
Brisbane, Australia
Equipment
508mm F5.6 lens and 35mm SLR body
Exposure
8 mins Ilford HP5
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Image taken 11hrs 50min UT  26th February 1987.

This supernova was discovered three days earlier and reached Mv 2.8 at maximum, remaining bright for months. Being in the LMC it was the closest supernova since that of 1604.

For ease of identification, it is the very bright object to the immediate lower right of the tarantula nebula.

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