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
07:27
Sunset
17:08
Twilight ends
18:42
Twilight begins
05:52

26-day old moon
Waning Crescent

7%

26 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:08 10:50 15:32
Venus 07:36 12:22 17:08
Moon 04:33 09:36 14:38
Mars 02:51 07:56 13:00
Jupiter 02:36 07:44 12:52
Saturn 06:04 10:48 15:33
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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