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

Supernova SN2018ec discovered

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 (107 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 02 January 2018
Sunrise
07:28
Sunset
16:57
Twilight ends
18:33
Twilight begins
05:52

15-day old moon
Waning Gibbous

98%

15 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:45 10:35 15:25
Venus 07:25 12:06 16:46
Moon 18:13 00:18 07:30
Mars 03:00 08:12 13:23
Jupiter 03:10 08:20 13:30
Saturn 06:42 11:26 16:11
All times shown in EST.

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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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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