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Purnendu Gupta

Location of Photo:

New Jersey, USA

Date/Time of photo:

May 10-11, 2022


Canon 70D (Stock) Celestron 127 mm Mak-Cassegrain, 0.6X Reducer., Celestron AVX mount - (guided).


What kind of “explosion” lasts for a month and outshines ~100 billion suns? My first backyard supernova imaged last night. SN2022hrs, which shows up here as a white dot between two galaxies..the elliptical Messier 60 and smaller spiral NGC4647, was discovered by a Japanese amateur astronomer on April 16th. In this pic, 25 days later, it is still shining brighter than all the stars in it’s host galaxy. In the next few weeks, it will fade out of sight. A relatively quick end to million year lifespan of the star. For side by side comparison, below is a prior Hubble space telescope image of the M60 region with no “dot” in sight. https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120914.html Now that, is “breaking news” from 63 million years ago.