Supernova 1998ey in NGC 7080

Here are two images of SN 1998ey in NGC 7080. The discovery image (Dec.5th) was stretched quite a lot and only just visible above the noise. It was a 30 sec. exposure with a 30cm f/6.3 SCT and Starlight Xpress ccd in bright Moonlight and mist.

I was very lucky to have detected it under these conditons as it was at mag. 17.0 or a little fainter. Both of these images were linear stretched.


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