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want to help confirm a supernova?

in Spectroscopy Section Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:16 pm
by revandBellman • 5.222 Posts

This supernova still needs confirming: its very dim though.....

This possible supernova was discovered by Tim Puckett’s amateur team 6 days ago but was embedded in the host galaxy and too faint at mag 17.6 for a spectrum.

When I checked last night, still no confirming spectrum had been submitted but it had brightened to around mag 16 so I was able to extract a spectrum (confirming it as a type Ia) using the modified ALPY 200 despite a full moon. Guider image and spectrum (compared with best fit from GELATO) attached

NEQ6 mount, C6 telescope with skywatcher guide scope for moving around with Starlight SXVR H9 main camera and SX auto guider.
Celestron C9.25 and WOZ 72 in dome with atik 460 camera and a Co-star for guiding with alpy for spectroscopy.
MCT5 with SE mount and SXVR MX 916 camera and star analyser for spectroscopy
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