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michael.h.f.wilkinson

New Mag 13.5 Supernova in NGC 2146

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Well done, Neil, on your first SN sighting. These things are addictive, so this will be the first of many, I suspect.

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Thanks for the heads-up, I finally got a patch of clear sky tonight (one of the first this year).
This was very much a first for me and over the moon with the fact I managed to get it.

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Nice image and congratulations on your "first". Even the wider image shows just how bright it is in comparison to the rest of the galaxy.

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Amazing, the most gargantuan explosion known in the universe and from here its a speck, in a scope at that! when that one went pop the dino's were still running around making loud grunting noises.

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Using the information in this post I managed to get out and find this SN last night.  It was my first.  It was just a speck that I could only make out with averted vision, but I could make it out and have now seen a supernova!  Very cool!

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Excellent result, Alex. One of those 'firsts' that will stay with you for a long time.

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