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Amateurs snap 'HOLY GRAIL' supernova – right on our doorstep


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Here's a link which I found this morning on the M82 supernova.


 


What dawned on me from reading was the involvement of amateurs, and also the point that historical images of the area were used.


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Fifty exploding stars per second is quite impressive really. There must be a huge wealth of night sky history now if you put all the amateur astronomy snaps together chronologically. Interesting link - good find Pete :)


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Amateurs contribute a surprising amount in this field. Professionals only have so much time and resource and are often concentrating in a particular area. Amateurs are observing and imaging all over the place, hence why comets and supernovae are often found by them first.


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I feel sorry for professionals cos they usually have one big scope shared between hundreds of them - but us amateurs usually have several scopes each :lol:

 

 

:lol: Very funny :lol:

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