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Binocular-visible supernova in Ursa Major
post Sep 2 2011, 03:09 PM
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Supernova that was observed August 24, within 24 hours of outburst, is visible in the Pinwheel Galaxy using binoculars or a small telescope. Has anyone seen it yet? My skies have been cloudy since this was announced.

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post Sep 2 2011, 06:41 PM
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I'll be hard-pressed to find M101 in Austin's "dark" skies, lol, but I plan to look for it once I return from our micro-vacation this weekend.

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post Sep 27 2011, 11:32 AM
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Supernova in M101 galaxy is still visible even with small instruments (>1580 binocular, or >100 monocular).
This is image from 350 Exelon NV + Canon A570IS (308s exposures with ISO200). Date 25.9.2011. Resolution is very low, only ~2 arcmin.
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