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Supernova 1998bu in M96, discovered by Mirko Villi. The supernova, the brightest star in the image, was at its peak brightness (mag. 11.8) at the time this image was taken.

Photographer - John Sanford
Settings/Equipment - C-14 with Pegasus CCD camera, f/6.3 focal reducer; 70 sec exp.
Location, Date and Time - OCA Anza observatory; 17 May 1998, 0830 UT


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