Supernova 2013ej in M74

[SN 2013ej, ESO] Supernova 2013ej was discovered in M74 on July 25, 2013 by Lick Observatory Supernova Search (LOSS; Kim, Zheng et.al. 2013), 92" east and 135" south of the center of that galaxy, at about mag 13.5, rising to 12.6 two days later, and a peek of 12.4 on August 4 (10 days after discovery). The type of this supernova has been determined as type II from its spectrum and IIP from lightcurve.

The image on this page was obtained by ESO with the 3.58-m New Technology Telesope (NTT). It was obtained within ESO's PESSTO (Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey for Transient Objects) project. The supernova is the bright orange-red star in the upper left.

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    Hartmut Frommert
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