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

Supernova Gaia17bcs discovered

Dominic Ford, Editor
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy NGC 1500. It has received the designation Gaia17bcs.

The supernova is reported to be a Type Candidate event.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 03h58m10s; declination -52°19'.

The sky on 21 April 2017
Sunrise
06:23
Sunset
19:51
Twilight ends
21:29
Twilight begins
04:46

24-day old moon
Waning Crescent

32%

24 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:12 12:56 19:40
Venus 04:47 10:56 17:04
Moon 03:41 09:03 14:24
Mars 07:45 15:00 22:15
Jupiter 18:23 00:14 06:01
Saturn 00:13 05:00 09:46
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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