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Offline Bowwow

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Grab your binoculars and see a supernova!
« on: January 22, 2014, 12:39:45 PM »
The light from a star that exploded 12 million years ago has reached earth and you can see it around the Big Dipper with a good pair of binoculars.

http://blogs.discovery.com/inscider/2014/01/a-star-just-exploded-next-door-and-its-a-huge-deal.html#mkcpgn=fbsci1
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Re: Grab your binoculars and see a supernova!
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 02:06:13 PM »
Very interesting. Thanks for the link.
 

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Re: Grab your binoculars and see a supernova!
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 04:29:28 PM »
The light from a star that exploded 12 million years ago has reached earth and you can see it around the Big Dipper with a good pair of binoculars.

http://blogs.discovery.com/inscider/2014/01/a-star-just-exploded-next-door-and-its-a-huge-deal.html#mkcpgn=fbsci1
Thanks Bowwow! Printed off the Charts to go find it tonight with my son...sky should be really clear tonight! good find by you
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Re: Grab your binoculars and see a supernova!
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 06:40:55 PM »
So what happens now then?
 

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Re: Grab your binoculars and see a supernova!
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 08:34:34 PM »
So what happens now then?
I dunno I get to have some cool quality time with my son?
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Re: Grab your binoculars and see a supernova!
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 02:36:47 AM »
I thought it might be a omen, a portent, a harbinger of doom.

 

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Re: Grab your binoculars and see a supernova!
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 08:10:22 PM »
Looks like you'll need a telescope to see it for now.  It's still sitting at magnitude 11.
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