Astronomy and Astrophotography for the Beginner and Try-Hard Amateur!
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Supernova 2011 DH in the M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
This is my attempt at capturing the recent supernova (star explosion) in the M51 Whirlpool galaxy. It was first observed by French astronomers on June 2, 2011. Must have been a REALLY big explosion - this galaxy lies 25 million light years away!
Sorry for the poor image quality, it was shot in heavy light pollution so I couldn't get very long exposures, only about 7 minutes per exposure (stack of 8).