Amateur Astronomer Victor Buso managed to Catch a Supernova on Camera

Amateur Astronomer Victor Buso Managed to Catch a Supernova on Camera

This accession has happened very accidently. Amateur Astronomer Victor Buso managed to catch a Supernova on his Camera on September 20, 2016. In Rosario, Argentina he was checking out the new camera on his telescope by taking pictures of a nearby galaxy when a star within it went off in a supernova explosion. “Professional astronomers have long been searching for such an event, said UC Berkeley astronomy professor Alex Filippenko. “It’s like winning the cosmic lottery.” Víctor Buso managed to catch the supernova from his rooftop observatory. Buso’s images are the first to capture the brief “shock breakout” phase of a supernova.

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Hubble captured the closest supernova explosion in Nearby Galaxy M82

Hubble Space Telescope captured a supernova explosion named SN 2014J in the galaxy M82. The distance of approximately 11.5 million light-years from Earth it is the closest supernova of its type discovered in the past few decades. The explosion is categorized as a Type Ia supernova, which is theorized to be triggered in binary systems consisting of a white dwarf and another star — which could be a second white dwarf, a star like our Sun, or a giant star.

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Flash of the supernova

Astronomers confirmed the disappearance of star in flash supernova

Researchers from several American scientific centers, including university of California, presented results of supervision over a place of flash of supernova M51 in a galaxy. Supervision was conducted with help of Hubble telescope, rather small automatic telescope on a surface of planet. Flash of the supernova was noticed on May 31, 2011 and it was seen only by owners of big telescopes as visible brightness of a star reached only to 12. Astronomers received a range of radiation supernova and by absence in it characteristic lines of hydrogen determined accident type: IIb. It means, that the disappearance of star was with a certain partner, who drew on itself considerable part of a hydrogen cover then the part, which has remained and consisting mainly from helium.

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New type of supernova

Astronomers Discovered Absolutely New Type of Mini Supernova

The opening was done by the astronomers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center of Astrophysics by led of astronomer Rayan Foley. Earlier this type was unknown. The supernova received Iax designation. Unlike all other types the supernova explosion was so weak that astronomers hardly noticed it. The found supernova of this type called “mini supernova”. According to astronomers the material from the blue hot star consisting mainly of such chemical elements as helium, falls into the dwarfish star consisting of oxygen and carbon.

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WISE Catches Aging Star Erupting With Dust

Astronomers by using images from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) reveal an old star in the throes of a fiery outburst, spraying the cosmos with dust. The findings offer a rare, real-time look at the process by which stars like our sun seed the universe with building blocks for other stars, planets and even life. The star, catalogued as WISE J180956.27-330500.2, was discovered in images taken during the WISE survey in 2010, the most detailed infrared survey to date of the entire celestial sky.

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Hubble Space Telescope Shows Heart of Tarantula Nebula

New photo from the Hubble Space Telescope has captured an unprecedented panoramic view of the Tarantula nebula, revealing its bright heart of massive stars. The photo is actually a colossal mosaic, one of the largest ever built from Hubble images, and shows an intense star-forming hotspot called 30 Doradus. Hubble’s science team unveiled this new image on April 17. Hubble’s new view of the region inside the Tarantula nebula shows massive stars’ winds carving cavities into gas clouds, creating a fantasy landscape of pillars, ridges and valleys.

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