Location of photoLos Angeles
Date/Time of photo 8/30/11 22:00 PDT
EquipmentTotal exposure about 100 minutes from Los Angeles city using homemade 8 inch f/4 reflector. Camera was SBIG ST-8300C, 16 bit range helps with my gray skies. CGEM mount auto-guided with webcam.
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DescriptionClosest, brightest supernova in 40 years - can be seen with binoculars (good ones). Visually, I could see the supernova, but not M101.