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
07:48
Sunset
16:49
Twilight ends
18:38
Twilight begins
05:59

2-day old moon
Waxing Crescent

9%

2 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:53 11:04 15:14
Venus 08:05 12:30 16:56
Moon 09:19 14:25 19:31
Mars 03:08 07:46 12:25
Jupiter 02:35 07:22 12:10
Saturn 06:11 10:27 14:43
All times shown in PST.

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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