Supernova 2011fe brightens from nothing in these early images taken with the 48-inch (1.2-m) Schmidt telescope at Palomar Observatory on the evenings of August 22, 23, and 24, 2011. As of August 29, the supernova had become brighter than the galaxy’s nucleus in amateur telescopes. The supernova might have peaked in brightness on September 5, says Skyandtelescope.com.

September 8, 2011

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