Library image; does not depict newly discovered supernova. © Tom Boles

Supernova SN2017B discovered

Dominic Ford, Editor
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy NGC 5685. It has received the designation SN2017B.

The supernova is reported to be a Type Ia event.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 14h36m10s; declination +29°54'.

The sky on 01 January 2017
Sunrise
07:28
Sunset
16:57
Twilight ends
18:32
Twilight begins
05:52

3-day old moon
Waxing Crescent

14%

3 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:40 11:33 16:26
Venus 10:08 15:26 20:44
Moon 09:41 15:00 20:18
Mars 10:35 16:10 21:45
Jupiter 01:03 06:44 12:24
Saturn 05:58 10:46 15:33
All times shown in EST.

Source

The data presented here was taken from the Open Supernova Catalog.

The circumstances of this supernova were calculated using data from the following papers: , 2016A&A...594A..13P, 2011ApJ...737..103S.

Image credit

Library image; does not depict newly discovered supernova. © Tom Boles

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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