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Offline Trekkygeek Topic starter
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Exploding star to be visible from Earth within a fortnight

Posted August 26, 2011, 20:43:16 PM Logged
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Offline Data
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Re: Exploding star to be visible from Earth within a fortnight


Not something you get to see too often, nice find  thumbsup

And welcome back Trekky  Smiley

Posted August 26, 2011, 20:49:01 PM Logged

Offline Trekkygeek Topic starter
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Re: Exploding star to be visible from Earth within a fortnight


Cheers Data, I missed out on the last Supernova so really want to see this one.
This time I will really try to hang around more often (I promised Snowcrash)  lol

Posted August 26, 2011, 20:50:54 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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Re: Exploding star to be visible from Earth within a fortnight


It's no where near visible with the naked eye yet.

Here's a post with more info.

** trekkeygeek: Just another 2 posts and your name will change colour.

Posted August 26, 2011, 21:30:08 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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Re: Exploding star to be visible from Earth within a fortnight


Expected mag 10 or 11 as max brightness.

You'll want a steady hand and large bins to see it.

*Trekkygeek: I will see what I can do about scope time. Weather depending.

Posted August 29, 2011, 17:50:23 PM Logged
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