Supernova SN2014R in UGC 5055

The Supernova in UGC 5055

The tiny barred spiral galaxy at the center of this image is called UGC 5055 (UGC is the acronym for “Uppsala General Catalogue of Galaxies”, a catalog containing about 13000 galaxies in the northern emisphere) and the bright dot very very close to the nucleus is a recently discovered supernova (discovery date February 8), now…

Supernova Finder Chart Example

New: Supernovae Finder Charts

We have added a brand new feature that allows to browse finder charts for the latest discovered supernovae. Similarly to our Solar System object trackers, these finder charts are generated using imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey and data from different sky catalogues (see the credits section for more dfetails). Supernova Finder Chart Example Currently…