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Observation by Peter Tickner: Supernova in NGC 4631

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Peter Tickner

Observer

Peter Tickner

Observed

2021 Feb 03 - 23:17

Uploaded

2021 Feb 05 - 01:21

Objects

NGC4631

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Constellation

Canes Venatici

Field centre

RA: 12h42m
Dec: +32°32'
Position angle: -7°33'

Field size

0°19' × 0°12'

Equipment
  • ZWO ASI071MC Pro
  • 14inch f/10 LX200ACF SCT
  • EQ8 mount
Location

Urban Berkshire

Target name

NGC 4631 and supernova AT2021biy

Title

Supernova in NGC 4631

About this image

This is a colour image stack of 20x120 seconds in hazy conditions of an ATLAS discovered supernova close to the centre of NGC 4631.

Peter

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Robin Leadbeater
Robin Leadbeater, 2021 Feb 09 - 23:29 UTC

Great image. Not a supernova though from the spectrum. A spectrum from the NUTS2 collaboration suggests a Luminous Red Nova or LBV

http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=14360

Robin

 

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