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
06:43
Sunset
17:59
Twilight ends
19:28
Twilight begins
05:14

13-day old moon
Waxing Gibbous

98%

13 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:12 12:58 18:45
Venus 07:20 13:08 18:57
Moon 16:52 23:40 05:42
Mars 02:08 06:52 11:36
Jupiter 23:51 05:00 10:04
Saturn 03:21 08:07 12:52
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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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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