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

Supernova SN2018yu discovered

Dominic Ford, Editor
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy NGC 1888. It has received the designation SN2018yu.

The supernova is reported to be a Type Ia event.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 05h22m30s; declination -11°29'.

The sky on 28 February 2018
Sunrise
06:28
Sunset
17:41
Twilight ends
19:12
Twilight begins
04:56

13-day old moon
Waxing Gibbous

98%

13 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:56 12:41 18:27
Venus 07:04 12:51 18:38
Moon 16:31 23:22 05:29
Mars 01:57 06:35 11:12
Jupiter 23:39 04:43 09:43
Saturn 03:11 07:50 12:29
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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41.14°N
73.26°W
EDT

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