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April 16, 2009
SBIG ST-4000XCM Imager Temp -20C Celestron 9.25 Reduced 0.63
M61 with SN2008in - 27x600sec, 45% Crop. Type IIP Supernova 2008in was discovered on 26th December by Koichi Itagaki in the spiral galaxy M61 in Virgo. Four other supernovae have been observed in M61: 1926A (12.8 mag), 1961I (mag 13), 1964F (mag 12), and 1999gn (13.4 mag).