M82 Supernova


Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

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

Brightest and closest supernova fot 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.