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16. 5. 2017:
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Bright supernova in the galaxy NGC 6946

Supernova was discovered by amateur astronomer Patrick Wiggins from Utah on May 14th, when he compared his actual image of ’Fireworks Galaxy’ NGC 6946 with his archive images. The images were obtained by 0.35-m f/5.5 reflector equipped by CCD camera. He estimated its magnitude as 12.8. This supernova was named as 2017eaw and its accurate position is RA: 20h 34m 44.24s, DE +60° 11' 35.9". You can find it in Cygnus.

More about the discovery HERE.

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