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

Supernova SN2017hju discovered

Dominic Ford, Editor
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy NGC 974. It has received the designation SN2017hju.

The supernova is reported to be a Type Ia event.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 02h34m20s; declination +32°56'.

The sky on 14 October 2017
Sunrise
07:17
Sunset
18:32
Twilight ends
20:00
Twilight begins
05:48

24-day old moon
Waning Crescent

31%

24 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:38 13:11 18:43
Venus 05:31 11:38 17:46
Moon 01:59 08:54 15:48
Mars 05:05 11:18 17:31
Jupiter 08:04 13:31 18:59
Saturn 12:18 17:04 21:50
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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Latitude:
Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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