Saturday, 20 May 2023
quote [ We report the classification of the nearby (~6.4 Mpc) supernova SN 2023ixf as Type II using the Liverpool Telescope. The spectrum shows strong flash-ionization features of H, He, C, and N. ]
Light from a long dead supernova is reaching us and we should be able to see it with amateur telescopes in the next few days.
Twitter thread with layman speak info