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Supernova SN2023IXF

First reports of this Type II supernova were published on May 19th 2023 by Koichi Itagaki, a Japanese amateur astronomer accredited with discoveries of 3 supernovae - there's hope for us all yet.


This supernova is in the M101 "Pinwheel" galaxy and is due to the collapse of a star at least 8 times the mass of the sun.


This important event was caught beautifully by Mark Tweedie using an F12 scope - great work Mark!






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