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

Supernova SN2018is discovered

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 (30 days ago)

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 20 January 2018
Sunrise 07:24
Sunset 17:15
Twilight ends
18:49
Twilight begins
05:50

3-day old moon
Age of Moon
3 days

All times shown in EST.
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:26 11:07 15:47
Venus 07:40 12:32 17:24
Moon 09:34 15:05 20:36
Mars 02:46 07:46 12:46
Jupiter 02:13 07:20 12:27
Saturn 05:39 10:24 15:09

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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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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