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It was in August 24, 2011 when the supernova event known as SN 2011fe in the Pinwheel galaxy was first imaged by the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) survey. The survey was able to observe the event when it was around 1 million times too faint to be seen by the naked eye. From that day on, a lot of astronomers and photographers have pointed their telescopes towards the galaxy to catch a glimpse of this amazing supernova.
This image of the supernova in M101 (Pinwheel galaxy) was captured by Bill Schlosser on September 4, 2011.
Bill took 12 – 10-minute-exposure shots using a QSI 583 WSG with an SX Costar guide cam and PHD. He also used a 10″ Astro-Tech RC Scope on a Celestron CGEm DX Mount. The image was processed with Nebulosity 2.
Check out Bill’s Flickr page for more photos.
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