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

Supernova SPIRITS17lb discovered

Dominic Ford, Editor
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy IC 2163. It has received the designation SPIRITS17lb.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 06h16m20s; declination -21°22'.

The sky on 28 May 2017
Sunrise
05:46
Sunset
20:25
Twilight ends
22:19
Twilight begins
03:52

3-day old moon
Waxing Crescent

8%

3 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 04:47 11:35 18:23
Venus 03:42 10:07 16:31
Moon 09:00 16:08 23:16
Mars 06:53 14:22 21:51
Jupiter 15:43 21:33 03:28
Saturn 21:35 02:26 07:13
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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