Deep Sky

Constellation Leo
This barred spiral galaxy is approx 37 million light-years away, and is part of the Leo I Group, so we can see some pretty good detail.  With a big enough telescope, individual stars can be seen. Not long ago, 2012aw, a supernova was recorded, looking back to past images show SN2012aw was showing just a star.  The supernova occurred on 16 March a week before we took our image, unfortunately, our telescope was not powerful enough to capture the nova.  Not a great supernova only 8 times the mass of our Sun, so it was at the lower limit for exploding.  Still, something to note.

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23 Mar 12