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Eliot Herman
Siding Springs Australia
10:30 pm

Equipment Details:

iTelescope T32

Post-processing Details:

Astropixel Processor, 6900 seconds of lum filter 3900 sec H-alpha total from 180 sec subs and Photoshop

Image Details:

2023rve, discovered 2023/09/08.895 by Mohammad Odeh is presently the brightest observable supernova.
Mag 14.0:9/8, Type II. Images acquired Sept 10-16. This is an interesting galaxy classified as a Seyfert galaxy, an active galaxy with a supermassive black hole at its center and four optical jets originating from its nucleus. Note the disruption in the galaxy from interactions with galaxy 1097a near the position of the new supernova.