Sunday, 23 October 2011

Hot News: Supernova 2011gv in Galaxy IC4901

This image shows supernova SN2011gv, discovered last week by IceInSpace member Greg Bock as part of the amateur BOSS supernova searching team. The supernova is in the galaxy IC4901, in the constellation Pavo and is marked by the 2 lines near the centre of the galaxy. Greg Bock has taken tens of thousands of images hunting for supernova over the years, and to finally get one must be very satisfying for him. Image by Greg Bradley with an FLI Microline 8300 and Planewave CDK17, 70 mins exposure.