Observation by Martin Fowler: SN 2017eaw in NGC 6946

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Martin Fowler


Martin Fowler


2017 May 18 - 07:39


2017 May 18 - 16:41


The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC6946)

  • MIcroObservatory robotic telescope Ben
  • 6 inch [152mm] Maksutov reflector

120s LRGB synthesis


Whipple Observatory, Arizona

Target name

SN 2017eaw


SN 2017eaw in NGC 6946

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After 4 days of technical issues, Supernova 2017eaw in NGC 6946 was successfully observed by the MicroObservatory robotic telescope 'Ben' located at the Whipple Observatory, Amado, Az. Nightly follow-on observations are planned.

The MicroObservatory is operated by the Science Education Department of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and is sponsored by the US National Science Foundation, NASA, Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution. For further information go to http://mo-www.cfa.harvard.edu/OWN/index.html

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