Sep 2 2011, 03:09 PM
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.
Sep 2 2011, 06:41 PM
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.
Sep 27 2011, 11:32 AM
Supernova in M101 galaxy is still visible even with small instruments (>15×80 binocular, or >100 monocular).
This is image from 3×50 Exelon NV + Canon A570IS (30×8s exposures with ISO200). Date 25.9.2011. Resolution is very low, only ~2 arcmin.