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JeremyS

Supernova 2020uxz in NGC 514

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Hi all,

Only another quick snapshot before some high clouds came through last night.

Sorry about the arrows JeremyS 😉

Regards to all

Les

IMG_6459 NGC514 sn2020uxz.jpg

IMG_6459 NGC514 sn2020uxz closeup.jpg

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Its amazing to think how bright and far away this is 😮

 

Mark

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41 minutes ago, callisto said:

Its amazing to think how bright and far away this is 😮

 

Mark

When I'm observing supernovae it does occasionally cross my mind that while I'm having a good time finding and observing these immense and cataclysmic events, when they actually happened, if any nearby worlds were inhabited, those lifeforms were having a decidedly bad time :undecided:

 

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Rather poorer transparency tonight but I have managed to see SN 2020uxz again. Using the 12 inch dob at 265x I can't get mag 14 or fainter stars due to a slightly milky sky. The SN is showing faintly where it did on the previous observation - I'd estimate around magnitude 13.5 perhaps ?. It is dimmer than a nearby mag 12.8 star but a touch easier to see than a mag 13.8 star that is mostly visible only with averted vision tonight. No sign at all of NGC 514 !

 

 

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I'd been hoping to get another go at this one tonight but the weather wasn't playing, or the forecast wasn't. Just took the dog outside before bed and it's clear!

I've not seen many more images knocking around. I'd been expecting to see a deep imaging job by someone to bring out the host galaxy in detail, give a better sperspective. It's maybe a bit beyond my current ability but it would be nice to have a go before the supernova slips firmly onto the downward magnitude slope.

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15 minutes ago, Paul M said:

I'd been hoping to get another go at this one tonight but the weather wasn't playing, or the forecast wasn't. Just took the dog outside before bed and it's clear!

I've not seen many more images knocking around. I'd been expecting to see a deep imaging job by someone to bring out the host galaxy in detail, give a better sperspective. It's maybe a bit beyond my current ability but it would be nice to have a go before the supernova slips firmly onto the downward magnitude slope.

Tonight was a bit frustrating here as well. I put my 12 inch dob out before supper under a clear sky. By the time I had finished eating we were heavily clouded and it even looked like rain, so the scope came back in. Then the cloud broke up and some clear patches arrived but it still looked dodgy so I used a lightweight refractor to peek in the gaps. Then more cloud so that scope came in. At 10:30 a larger clear spell seemed to have settled in so out went the 12 inch again. 30 minutes later I made the SN observations noted above, had some nice views of Mars and Uranus and then, more clouds piled in :rolleyes2:

In, out, in out, just like the hokey cokey !

 

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7 hours ago, John said:

Tonight was a bit frustrating here as well. I put my 12 inch dob out before supper under a clear sky. By the time I had finished eating we were heavily clouded and it even looked like rain, so the scope came back in. Then the cloud broke up and some clear patches arrived but it still looked dodgy so I used a lightweight refractor to peek in the gaps. Then more cloud so that scope came in. At 10:30 a larger clear spell seemed to have settled in so out went the 12 inch again. 30 minutes later I made the SN observations noted above, had some nice views of Mars and Uranus and then, more clouds piled in :rolleyes2:

In, out, in out, just like the hokey cokey !

 

I was doing the same dance, John 😬

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Well done John - although it was clear until 8pm the clouds rolled in and that finished my observing. Went outside about 10.30pm but had total cloud cover. So still not seen the SN.

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