NGC 4666 and ASASSN-14LP, a galaxy harboring a supernova - December 21, 2014

A Supernova in the Galaxy NGC 4666

NGC 4666 and ASASSN-14LP, a galaxy harboring a supernova - December 21, 2014
NGC 4666 and ASASSN-14LP, a galaxy harboring a supernova – December 21, 2014

Object Name (NGC 4666 and ASASSN-14LP)
Object Type (Galaxy and Supernova)
Location (Observatoire Astronomique de Bauduen – Provence France)
Date (2014 12 21)
Media (graphite pencil, white paper, just rapid usage of Paint.net to invert the B&W)

Here’s the sketch I made while looking at this galaxy. The mag. estimation I did is far better than expected : 11.2.
A target easy to find because the galaxy NGC 4666 is quite big and very close to gamma Virgo with a confortable magnitude, but the SN is very close to the galactic centrum, only 12 sec of arc!!, so to separate the two lights the use of the 24″ helps a lot.

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3 thoughts on “A Supernova in the Galaxy NGC 4666”

  1. Michel,

    Very fine sketch of galaxy NGC4666 made all the more impressive by capturing the near nucleus supernova.

    You have many beautiful sketches at your website. I like that slide show about the observatories too.

    Frank 🙂

  2. Michel,

    Enjoyed your sketch of SN in NGC 4666. 24″ is a lot of light! Thanks for sharing your view.

    Cindy

  3. Hi Michel, this is a valuable observation that I could not perform with my “little” 12″ dobsonian… 🙂
    Thanks for sharing, happy new year and clear skies.
    Jean-Marc (astroclub APAM – Fr)

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