Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Supernova sn2011fe update

On Sunday 4th, I managed to image the galaxy again from the darker skies of Robledo de Chavela with my usual equipment (Celestron Newton reflector 150 f/5, CG5-GT GoTo mount and Orion Starshoot DSI II imager). Thanks to a careful polar alignment, this time I could take several 2-min. exposures. The image shown is a raw format image (i.e. no color conversion) created from a stack of 6 2-min exposures of the galaxy (T=720 sec). The SN is becoming very bright!