Supernova – visible in northern sky for 9 nights!

This June 9, 2005 NASA false-color picture shows the supernova remnant of Cassiopeia A

The recently discovered supernova in M101 (the Pinwheel Galaxy, in the Plough constellation) should be visible through binoculars over the next 9 days.

When it’s cloudless, look to the northern sky. Go to a local spot with low surrounding light pollution. Look for the Plough Constellation. Follow Star 3 to Star 2 and keep going. There you should find an exploding dwarf star that sucked the energy out of a neighbouring big star, too much too quickly, and  “burst” – 21 million years ago.

Shine on!
@paulburr

This June 9, 2005 NASA false-color picture shows the supernova remnant of Cassiopeia A.

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