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

Supernova SN2017gfo discovered

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 (192 days ago)

Dominic Ford, Editor
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy NGC 4993. It has received the designation SN2017gfo.

The supernova is reported to be a Type Kilonova event.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 13h09m40s; declination -23°22'.

The sky on 17 August 2017
Sunrise 06:24
Sunset 20:01
Twilight ends
21:40
Twilight begins
04:45

25-day old moon
Age of Moon
25 days

All times shown in EDT.
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:51 14:05 20:19
Venus 03:32 10:49 18:06
Moon 02:08 09:16 16:24
Mars 05:48 12:47 19:46
Jupiter 10:55 16:37 22:19
Saturn 15:57 20:44 01:35

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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