Monday, 27 January 2014

Supernova in M82

A supernova in "nearby" M82 is one of the closest in recent years.

There are great images everywhere of SN2014J, and we have done a short film for Deep Sky Videos (see embed below).

I emailed UK astrophotographer Nik Szymanek - who features in some of our videos - to ask if he had grabbed an image.

Despite some cloudy nights, he managed to get this one:

Another friend of ours (and a world-class imager) is Pete Lawrence (of green flash fame).

Again, the supernova was not a priority for Pete, but he did manage to grab this image:

Here's the video we put on Deep Sky Videos a day or two after the news broke:

Some great stuff about the supernova can be found here.


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