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

Supernova SN2018ec discovered

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 (16 days ago)

Dominic Ford, Editor
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy NGC 3256. It has received the designation SN2018ec.

The supernova is reported to be a Type Ic event.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 10h27m50s; declination -43°54'.

The sky on 03 January 2018
Sunrise 07:28
Sunset 16:58
Twilight ends
18:34
Twilight begins
05:52

16-day old moon
Age of Moon
16 days

All times shown in EST.
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:47 10:36 15:24
Venus 07:27 12:07 16:48
Moon 19:23 01:21 08:30
Mars 03:00 08:10 13:21
Jupiter 03:07 08:17 13:26
Saturn 06:38 11:23 16:08

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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