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

Supernova SN2018is discovered

Dominic Ford, Editor
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy NGC 5054. It has received the designation SN2018is.

The supernova is reported to be a Type II event.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 13h16m50s; declination -16°37'.

The sky on 19 January 2018
Sunrise
07:13
Sunset
16:52
Twilight ends
18:29
Twilight begins
05:36

2-day old moon
Waxing Crescent

8%

2 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:13 10:47 15:21
Venus 07:28 12:14 16:59
Moon 08:46 14:02 19:18
Mars 02:34 07:30 12:26
Jupiter 02:04 07:07 12:10
Saturn 05:32 10:11 14:49
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: , 2014Ap&SS.354...89B, 2016A&A...594A..13P, 2011ApJ...737..103S.

Image credit

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

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Latitude:
Longitude:
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41.14°N
73.26°W
EDT

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