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
07:24
Sunset
17:14
Twilight ends
18:48
Twilight begins
05:51

2-day old moon
Waxing Crescent

8%

2 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:23 11:04 15:45
Venus 07:39 12:31 17:22
Moon 09:01 14:20 19:39
Mars 02:46 07:47 12:48
Jupiter 02:16 07:24 12:31
Saturn 05:43 10:28 15:13
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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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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