Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Exciting times in NGC 4666

I missed this when it happened in December, but a new Type Ia supernova was discovered in the "nearby" starburst galaxy NGC 4666 by the  Automated Sky Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN) project on December 9th. Bob King at Universe Today has a nice short article with a finding chart for NGC 4666, and some background information and images of the galaxy. A more recent, early January, amateur observation showing the supernova by Justin Ng can be found at

More on this topic some time later...