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Observing Diary – Supernova sn2017cbv

Date: 18th March 2017

Location: My Backyard, Melbourne Australia

On the 10th of March a new supernova has been reported in the galaxy NGC 5643. It has received the designation SN2017cbv and is reported to be a Type Ia event.

I took this quick shot of NGC 5643 during an observing session last night to see if I could spot the Supernova.

Supernova SV2017cbv in NGC 5643 (March 2017)
You can use this chart to help you find NGC 5643