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Photographer:

Ed Johnson

Email:

SSCT@edhiker.com

Location of Photo:

Los Angeles

Date/Time of photo:

8/30/11 22:00 PDT

Equipment:

Total exposure about 100 minutes from Los Angeles city using homemade 8 inch f/4 reflector. Camera was SBIG ST-8300C, 16 bit range helps with my gray skies. CGEM mount auto-guided with webcam. More details at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/edhiker/6101317579

Description:

Closest, brightest supernova in 40 years - can be seen with binoculars (good ones). Visually, I could see the supernova, but not M101.

Website:

edhiker.com

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