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

Supernova MASTER OT J141551.21-480802.6 discovered

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 (375 days ago)

Dominic Ford, Editor
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy NGC 5516. It has received the designation MASTER OT J141551.21-480802.6.

The supernova is reported to be a Type Ia event.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 14h15m50s; declination -48°08'.

The sky on 09 April 2017
Sunrise
06:40
Sunset
19:40
Twilight ends
21:13
Twilight begins
05:07

12-day old moon
Waxing Gibbous

95%

12 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:05 14:02 20:59
Venus 05:22 11:38 17:55
Moon 18:27 00:29 06:00
Mars 08:06 15:13 22:20
Jupiter 19:18 01:07 06:52
Saturn 01:01 05:48 10:34
All times shown in EDT.

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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