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11th Jul. 2011 :: M51 Supernova SN2011dh

So, it would appear that something rather wonderful has happened.

Completely unknown to me a supernova was discovered in M51 on the 31st May/ 1st June this year, and it is clearly visible in my image of a couple of nights ago. Here is an APOD image. So, it seems that I have accidentally taken my first image of a Supernova! It has been designated the wonderful name: SN2011dh. The supernova is clearly visible in my image, as marked in red below:

Here is an image flip between my earlier effort and the latest:
(The apparent movement of some stars and the galaxy itself, is just an artefact of the image's orientation, quality and processing there is no actual movement).

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