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

Supernova SN2020afp discovered

Dominic Ford, Editor
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Objects: IC3900
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A new supernova has been reported in the galaxy IC 3900. It has received the designation SN2020afp.

The supernova is reported to be a Type Ia event.

The coordinates of the supernova are right ascension 12h55m40s; declination +27°15'.

The sky on 17 January 2020
Sunrise
07:16
Sunset
16:52
Twilight ends
18:28
Twilight begins
05:40

22-day old moon
Waning Crescent

42%

22 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:38 12:19 16:59
Venus 09:10 14:32 19:54
Moon --:-- 05:51 11:40
Mars 03:54 08:37 13:19
Jupiter 06:17 10:53 15:30
Saturn 07:05 11:48 16:32
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 paper: , 2016A&A...594A..13P.

Image credit

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

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