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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:21 am 
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A type 1a supernova has been discovered in the Pinwheel galaxy ( M33 ) and is expected to brighten to mag. 10 or 11, making it visible in small 'scopes: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observin ... 30288.html .

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Brian,
Is it M33 or M101?
'Confused of Tunbridge Wells'

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Hi,
I think it's M101 that is the galaxy in question.
Can be a bit confusing as both galaxies are often referred to as the 'pinwheel'.
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Oops! Yes, it is M101.

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Kelly Beatty in Sky and Telescope has the wrong Right Ascension
for M101. He gives 4hours etc, whereas it should be 14hours.

Don't be misled.


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