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Leah Nash
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New bright and blue supernova in NGC 1365

A very bright supernova has shown up NGC 1365, the galaxy also known as the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, visible now for southern hemisphere observers. This already elegant galaxy lies about 56 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax. The supernova, a type Ia, was discovered by Alain Klotz with the TAROT telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile on October 27, 2012.

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Supernova 2012fr in NGC 1365. It is the bright blue “star” directly below the galaxy core. Credit: Rolf Wahl Olsen
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another re-share from a summer shoot during a rare aurora borealis event in colorado.  not much of what you see in the photo was visible to my eyes while i was out there but the photos were pretty incredible.

24 shot panoramic (12 vertical images on the bottom and 12 verticals on top)  the orange is the glow of denver.  photo was taken at the top of taylor pass near aspen colorado

#aspen   #colorado   #aurora    #auroraborealis   #reflection   #nightphotography   #stars   #nightscapes  
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