SN 2014J - type I in M82 (NGC 3034) in Ursa Major.

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NGC 3034 (M82)-SN2014J (= PSN J09554214+6940260), CBET 3792 discovered 2014/01/21.810 by Steve J. Fossey
Found in M82 at R.A. = 09h55m42s.14, Decl. = +69°40'26".0 (= NGC 3034)
Located 54" west and 21" south of the center of M82

Messier 82 (M82, NGC 3034) is a remarkable galaxy of peculiar type in constellation Ursa Major. It is usually classified as irregular, though probably a distorted disk galaxy, and famous for its heavy star-forming activity, thus a prototype member of the class of starbursting galaxies.

Following the posting on the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (CBAT) about a possible Supernova in M82 (TOCP Designation: PSN J09554214+6940260) we performed some follow-up of this object through a 12"RC astrograph + CCD from our remote controlled IRIDA Observatory. As was reported, a new bright supernova was discovered in Messier 82 (NGC 3034), a famous irregular galaxy in Ursa Major. The exploding star was spotted during its rising stage and was found in several images since Jan 15, while “officially” discovered on 21 Jan. 2014.

Meanwhile, it received its official designation: SN 2014J and it is a type Ia supernova: that is an exploding white dwarf in a close binary system. It is at about 12 millions of light years from us.

Object details (M82)

Right Ascension 09:55:52.19 (h:m:s)
Declination +69:40:48.8 (deg:m:s)
Distance 12 000 (kly)
Apparent Dimension 10.47 x 4.365 (arc min)


Optic(s): RC 12" with Astro-Physics corrector @ f/5 (RC)
Mount: ASA DDM85 Premium
Camera: ATIK 4000 M
Filters: Baader: Lum, Red, Green, Blue
Dates/Times: 23.01.2014 / 21:50 UT
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L: 5x5 min, R:5x5 min, G:5x5 min, B5x5 min
  Bin 1, Total Exposure Time - 100 min (1:40 hours)
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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