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  • M82 Super Nova

    Posted on January 26th, 2014 Lynn Powers No comments

    M 82 Super Nova 1/24/2014











    Taken by one of the SMAS club members on 1/24/2014, Super Nova in M 82.  This is a 3 minute exposure.  The super nova is not naked eye visible, but has been seen by telescopes as small as 4 inches.  Click here for more information on the M82 Super Nova.  This is a type Ia and is one of the closest observed super nova in several decades.  M82 is also known as the Cigar Galaxy and is found near the Big Dipper in Ursa Major by its companion galaxy M81.

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