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

Supernova SN2018gj discovered

Dominic Ford, Editor
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy NGC 6217. It has received the designation SN2018gj.

The supernova is reported to be a Type IIb event.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 16h32m00s; declination +78°12'.

The sky on 13 January 2018
Sunrise
07:16
Sunset
16:45
Twilight ends
18:23
Twilight begins
05:38

26-day old moon
Waning Crescent

7%

26 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:58 10:34 15:09
Venus 07:25 12:05 16:45
Moon 04:21 09:18 14:16
Mars 02:39 07:39 12:39
Jupiter 02:23 07:27 12:31
Saturn 05:53 10:32 15:10
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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41.14°N
73.26°W
EDT

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