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

Supernova SN2017rt discovered

Dominic Ford, Editor
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy NGC 3836. It has received the designation SN2017rt.

The supernova is reported to be a Type Ic event.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 11h43m20s; declination -16°47'.

The sky on 09 January 2017
Sunrise
07:28
Sunset
17:04
Twilight ends
18:39
Twilight begins
05:53

11-day old moon
Waxing Gibbous

92%

11 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:54 10:47 15:39
Venus 09:55 15:26 20:57
Moon 14:54 21:57 03:53
Mars 10:18 16:01 21:43
Jupiter 00:36 06:15 11:54
Saturn 05:31 10:18 15:05
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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