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

Supernova SN2017mf discovered

Dominic Ford, Editor
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy NGC 5541. It has received the designation SN2017mf.

The supernova is reported to be a Type Ia event.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 14h16m30s; declination +39°35'.

The sky on 20 January 2017
Sunrise
07:24
Sunset
17:16
Twilight ends
18:49
Twilight begins
05:50

22-day old moon
Waning Crescent

38%

22 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:50 10:37 15:23
Venus 09:34 15:22 21:10
Moon 00:58 06:32 12:05
Mars 09:54 15:48 21:41
Jupiter 23:52 05:35 11:13
Saturn 04:53 09:40 14:27
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: , 2017arXiv171102474F, 2016A&A...594A..13P, 2011ApJ...737..103S.

Image credit

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

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Latitude:
Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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