Supernova ASASSN 16fq in M66 (M66 & M65 Galaxies)


Terry Hancock

Haleakala, Hawaii

Captured using the new Astro-Tech 12INT F4 12″ Truss Tube Newtonian, I also noticed a rather obscure object travelling very slowly during the 80 minute capture which thanks to the help of friend and imaging partner Tom Masterson we can confrm that this is the large main belt Asteroid 28 Bellona.

Approximately 30 Million Light Years away in the Constellation Leo.
Supernova ASASSN-16fq, discovered on 28th May 2016 by G. Bock ASAS-SN using data from the quadruple 14-cm “Brutus” telescope in Haleakala, Hawaii.

My Image Details
Captured from Downunderobservatory Fremont, Michigan May 28th
Optics: Astro-Tech 12INT F4 Newtonian
CCD: QHY9M Monochrome @ -30C
Filters by Optolong
4 x 300 sec LRGB