Slooh Amateur Astronomy May have Discovered a Supernova in Progress

Slooh techs have reported what may be a brand new supernova in the Pinwheel Galaxy M101).

Slooh is a service where amateur astronomers can purchase time on telescopes and direct the telescopes to whatever they want to look at.

This image was reported by Slooh today on Twitter.

M101 Pinwheel Galaxy (via Slooh), the yellow lines indicate the location of the possible supernova

Another image taken by Dave Lrkn on May 26th does not show the bright spot.

M101 (Pinwheel Galaxy) taken May 26th, 2011 by Dave Lrkn

This is very cool.  Stay tuned and I’ll try to find out more.

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2 Responses to Slooh Amateur Astronomy May have Discovered a Supernova in Progress

  1. Dave says:

    Hello. If anyone is still interested in following SN2011fe then I direct you to a thread on the Slooh forums where its been updated often with recent shots of the SN in M-101 http://forum.slooh.com/viewtopic.php?t=10100

    A mission is scheduled for September 25th & 20:22 UTC from Teide.
    Another site with good data with graphs on how the SN is unfolding is http://njstargazer.org/SuperNova/SN2011fe.asp

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