PhotographerJosé J. Chambó
Location of photoValencia, Spain
Date/Time of photo2014-02-02 @ 02:01 TU
EquipmentGSO 8" f/4 Reflector + Canon EOS 350D camera (24×150 sec. at ISO 800)
DescriptionSupernova SN 2014J in the galaxy M 82 (Ursa Major) discovered on January 21, 2014 by Steve Fossey from University of London Observatory during a session with his students. This Type Ia supernova reached a maximum of 10,5 magnitude on February 2nd, just when I took this image, is the most bright and near supernova since 1987.