Assassin Picture of the Week
2013 July 3
ASASSN-13/SN 2013da: Our First Supernova Three Weeks Later
Our first supernova, ASASSN-13an/SN
2013da was discovered on June 5th 2013 using one of the 15-cm
diameter "Brutus" telescopes. ASASSN-13an is a Type Ia supernova, the
thermonuclear explosion of a white dwarf (or two), found by us in a
galaxy about 330 million light years away. This picture, composed from
VRI images, was taken by Jose Prieto three
weeks later using IMACS camera mounted on the 6.5-m Baade Telescope in
Las Campanas, Chile.
See the previous APOW.
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