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Images of Supernova in M82 Galaxy taken from St. John's, Newfoundland.
Photographed by Tim Caruk - January 26th & February 2nd 2014

 
 

Images of "Supernova Sn2014j in M82", in the constellation Ursa Major. 

On Jan 21,2014 a group of astronomy students discovered a supernova in12 million light year distant galaxy M82. A white dwarf star believed to be composed of Carbon and Oxygen exploded and was measured to be expanding at 20,000km/s on Jan 22. Sn 2014J appeared as an orange colour in my telescope and in the images taken.  The orange spectrum taken of it
by astronomers indicate the formation of Silicon due to high heat and pressure.  I took a couple of images of it on Jan 26 and Feb2 2014 using a C9.25 scope with a Nikon D5000 camera. 

The top image shows the Supernova in a January 26, 2014, imaged using a C9.25 scope with a Nikon D5000 camera at 110sec.

Below it is my earliar April 2010 comparison image.

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Image of "Supernova Sn2014j in M82", in the constellation Ursa Major. 

This colour image shows the Supernova imaged on Feb 2, 2014 using a C9.25 scope and Nikon D5000 at 44 minutes.

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