Our Hunt for New Supernova – 11th August 2010

Below is an example of when a targeted object is not a supernova.

If you look at the image on the right of the picture, you will see that there is a very small amount of movement in this particular area of the sky being targeted by the telescope.

Sydney Star Gazers voted against this being a supernova as the object in the cross hairs is too small. You can also see that instead of the pixels in the crosshairs being all white as you would see with a supernova, you can see some black pixels. This could possibly be a variable star changing magnitude during the time frame of these pictures.

4 people including us rated this object as poor and unlikely to be a supernova.

Supernova Candidate 11 August 10

~ by sydneystargazers on August 11, 2010.

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