Saturday, June 18, 2011
Supernova SN2011dh in Whirlpool Galaxy
On June 5th, I imaged a new supernova in the Whirlpool Galaxy, 26 million light years away. This single explosion is as bright as the foreground stars in the image which are from our own Milky Way galaxy. It's strange to think that this event happened long before humans walked the earth.