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Published 26 May 2023

Supernova in the Pinwheel galaxy

Supernova in the Pinwheel galaxy (Messier 101 or NGC 5457) called SN 2023ixf has been discovered by Koichi Itagaki on 19 May 2023.1

Located 21 million light years away, it's confirmed to be a type II supernova.2

Supernova in the Pinwheel galaxy taken from my backyard 6 days after being discovered.3

References

  1. Discovery certificate for object 2023ixf. Transient Name Server. 

  2. AstroNote 2023-119. Transient Name Server. 

  3. SN 2023ixf. Flickr.