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

Supernova SN2017eaw discovered

Dominic Ford, Editor
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy NGC 6946. It has received the designation SN2017eaw.

The supernova is reported to be a Type II P event.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 20h34m40s; declination +60°11'.

The sky on 14 May 2017
Sunrise
05:22
Sunset
19:56
Twilight ends
21:54
Twilight begins
03:25

18-day old moon
Waning Gibbous

90%

18 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 04:32 11:04 17:36
Venus 03:36 09:50 16:05
Moon 23:16 03:17 08:07
Mars 06:34 14:11 21:48
Jupiter 16:18 22:06 03:58
Saturn 22:19 03:00 07:37
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: , 2018arXiv180100340T, 2014Ap&SS.354...89B, 2016A&A...594A..13P, 2011ApJ...737..103S.

Image credit

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

Cambridge

Latitude:
Longitude:
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42.38°N
71.11°W
EDT

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