Saturday, 20 May 2023

AstroNote 2023-119 | Transient Name Server

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
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by steele@4:56pmGMT]

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