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2017 eaw

I am sure by now, members will know. There is a new SN visible in NGC 6946.

But- If you don't. Here is a link giving details of where to find it.

http://www.rochesterastronomy.org/sn2017/sn2017eaw.html

Clear skies permitting. I will try to image it.

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Paul, 

Yes it's exciting; cloudy in Nottingham and my C11 is at the telescope hospital anyway.

There is another forum thread about the supernova:

https://britastro.org/node/10251

Jeremy and Andy Wilson published a brief article on it also this morning:

https://britastro.org/node/10279

Looking forward to seeing your images of it.

James

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2017 eaw

Hi Paul,

That is a very useful webpage, thanks for sharing.

Though I usually do spectroscopy, this is not the right kind of target for my setup. So I'm hoping to take a look at it though my Dobsonian instead.

Cheers,

Andy

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2017 eaw

It has been a very long time, since we had a bright SN visible in the Northern Hemisphere.

I want to look at it and possibly image. But the weather has now turned. I hope members with better skies. Are able to send in useful observations. Wherever they may be, before the supernova fades.