Just wondering if I could get some help. I am wanting some images of my new Supernova SN2011am in NGC 4219.
At the end of Feb I imaged a faint 17.3 magnitude possible Supernova in NGC4219.It ended up being a new supernova and a spectrum was done and it turned out to be a young, normal type Ib supernova.
It brightened quickly and after only a few days approached 15th mag. Last night Siding Spring Survey got a mag of 14.1 so it is getting brighter. We are having terrible spell of weather at the moment with no clear skies so I thought it would be great to get all you great astro imagers to take some images of the new SNe as it is in a bright galaxy and also to keep an eye on the brightness.If possible send them on to me and I will post them on my web site with all due credit to the person. I also want to use the information to see the maximum brightness and send that information on to Nidia Morrell, Las Campanas Observatory to add to the science of SN2011am.So anybody that is interested in helping here would be great. Here is some more info on NGC4219:
RA=12h 17m 05s DEC= -43h 23m 11s
SNe details: SNe Offset (arcseconds): 11.9W 6.5N current magnitude approx 14.1
For images and more info go here http://parkdale-supernova-factory.webs.com/
If possible send me a finished or processed image that you would like to be posted and 1 raw fits file to get the magnitude to firstname.lastname@example.org
Just thought this would be a bit of fun for anybody that is keen.
Many thanks goes to Greg Bock part of BOSS that did the report for SN2011am.He did a great job and was key to the success of this discovery.