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

Supernova Gaia17bxk discovered

Dominic Ford, Editor
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy IC 1617. It has received the designation Gaia17bxk.

The supernova is reported to be a Type Candidate event.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 01h04m10s; declination -51°01'.

The sky on 29 July 2017
Sunrise
06:07
Sunset
20:23
Twilight ends
22:11
Twilight begins
04:19

6-day old moon
Waxing Crescent

35%

6 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 08:27 15:00 21:33
Venus 03:10 10:29 17:47
Moon 12:50 18:32 00:14
Mars 06:01 13:13 20:24
Jupiter 11:56 17:41 23:27
Saturn 17:14 22:01 02:52
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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