Day 93: Supernova in M82

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Big news in astronomy is the discovery of a supernova in the M82 galaxy. Stellarium allowed my students to get a handle on where and when to look tonight (northern sky, just to the right of Polaris around 8 pm in these images) with binoculars and what it might look like if they had a great telescope (2nd image).

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