Adventures in astroimaging and miscellaneous nonsense by an amateur astronomer in East Texas.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Supernova in Messier 95
Messier 95 is a barred spiral galaxy 38 million light years away in the constellation Leo. A supernova was discovered in the galaxy's outskirts on March 16, 2012. Despite its great distance, astronomers may have found the pre-nova star in a Hubble image that was made a few years ago. Here is an image of M95 that I made early in the morning on March 24, 2012:
Messier 95 with Supernova 2012aw; ST80 on Vixen SP; 12x120