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

Supernova SN2017gax discovered

Dominic Ford, Editor
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy NGC 1672. It has received the designation SN2017gax.

The supernova is reported to be a Type Ib/c event.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 04h45m40s; declination -59°14'.

The sky on 14 August 2017
Sunrise
06:00
Sunset
19:52
Twilight ends
21:37
Twilight begins
04:15

22-day old moon
Waning Gibbous

60%

22 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:48 14:04 20:19
Venus 03:04 10:29 17:53
Moon 23:29 06:10 12:51
Mars 05:28 12:34 19:40
Jupiter 10:49 16:30 22:11
Saturn 15:58 20:39 01:24
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: , 2014Ap&SS.354...89B, 2016A&A...594A..13P, 2011ApJ...737..103S.

Image credit

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

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Latitude:
Longitude:
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41.14°N
73.26°W
EDT

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