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
06:21
Sunset
20:05
Twilight ends
21:45
Twilight begins
04:41

22-day old moon
Waning Gibbous

60%

22 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 08:06 14:20 20:35
Venus 03:27 10:46 18:04
Moon 23:49 06:28 13:06
Mars 05:50 12:51 19:52
Jupiter 11:04 16:47 22:29
Saturn 16:09 20:56 01:47
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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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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