Astro Bob – 1/22 – Closest, brightest supernova in 21 years goes boom in M82, the Cigar Galaxy

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Closest, brightest supernova in 21 years goes boom in M82, the Cigar Galaxy

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Posted on January 22, 2014

Before and after photo animation of the new bright supernova discovered overnight in the galaxy M82 in Ursa Major. Credit: Ernesto Guido, Nick Howes & Martino Nicolini

Like one of those famous exploding cigars in a Groucho Marx movie, nature imitates life by producing an exploding cigar of its own – a brand new, bright supernova in the “Cigar Galaxy” M82 in the Great Bear. It was discovered only last night by astronomer S. J. Fossey at magnitude 11.7. Very bright! Even a 3-inch telescope under a dark sky can snare this one. While there have been brighter supernovae – and who knows, this one may very well get brighter yet – this is the brightest, closest supernova since SN 1993J popped off in neighboring galaxy M81.

The supernova in M82…

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