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

Supernova SN2018ep discovered

Dominic Ford, Editor
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy IC 2777. It has received the designation SN2018ep.

The supernova is reported to be a Type Ia event.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 11h22m40s; declination +12°01'.

The sky on 11 January 2018
Sunrise
07:27
Sunset
17:06
Twilight ends
18:40
Twilight begins
05:52

24-day old moon
Waning Crescent

20%

24 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:04 10:47 15:30
Venus 07:35 12:19 17:04
Moon 02:43 08:04 13:25
Mars 02:53 07:59 13:04
Jupiter 02:42 07:50 12:59
Saturn 06:11 10:55 15:40
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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