Supernova 2013ej in M74
Supernova 2013ej was discovered in M74 on July 25, 2013 by Lick Observatory
Supernova Search (LOSS; Kim, Zheng et.al. 2013),
92" east and 135" south of the center of that galaxy, at about mag 13.5,
rising to 12.6 two days later, and a peek of 12.4 on August 4 (10 days after
The type of this supernova has been determined as type II from its spectrum
and IIP from lightcurve.
The image on this page was obtained by ESO with the 3.58-m New Technology
Telesope (NTT). It was obtained within ESO's PESSTO (Public ESO Spectroscopic
Survey for Transient Objects) project. The supernova is the bright orange-red
star in the upper left.
on this image (ESO Picture of the Week 2013/35, release September 2,
More ESO images
- M. Kim, W. Zheng, W. Li, A.V. Filippenko, S.B. Cenko,
M.W. Richmond, A. Amorim, D.D. Balam, M.L. Graham, and E.Y. Hsiao, 2013.
Supernova 2013ej in M74 = Psn J01364816+1545310.
Central Bureau Electronic Telegrams, 3606, 1 (2013). Edited by D.W.E. Green.
Last Modification: November 28, 2013