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

Supernova Gaia17bkn discovered

Tue, 30 May 2017 (232 days ago)

Dominic Ford, Editor
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy MRK 57. It has received the designation Gaia17bkn.

The supernova is reported to be a Type Candidate event.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 12h58m30s; declination +27°10'.

The sky on 30 May 2017
Sunrise 05:45
Sunset 20:27
Twilight ends
22:22
Twilight begins
03:51

5-day old moon
Age of Moon
5 days

All times shown in EDT.
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 04:47 11:39 18:31
Venus 03:39 10:06 16:32
Moon 11:10 18:02 00:08
Mars 06:51 14:20 21:49
Jupiter 15:35 21:25 03:19
Saturn 21:27 02:18 07:05

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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39.04°N
77.49°W
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