M82 Supernova 25 January 2014 & 2nd May 2013


Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

Celestron c11 sct, Skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount,Atik 383L+ camera, motorised filter wheel and Astronomik LRGB filters.

Composite with the image I collected in may 2013.

Brightest and closest supernova for 27 years.

Heard about his on this news so was keen to image it myself and double check their claims. I don’t believe anything on the news.

Supernova can clearly been seen in my image. Must be very bright as I could see it in my 10 second framing shots before starting my imaging run.

I thought my imaging session was going to be ruined by the windy conditions.

Fortunately wind dropped off at 21:00hrs, allowing be to capture 145 minutes of data before the clouds rolled in.

LRGB image with 2 hours 25 minutes of data. 12 x 5min Lum, 4 x 5min Red, 5 x 5min green, 4 x 5min blue & 4 x 5min min Ha.