M95 with 2012 Supernova


Messier 95 (also known as M95 or NGC 3351) is a barred spiral galaxy about 38 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by Pierre Mechain in 1781, and catalogued by Charles Messier four days later. On 16 March 2012, a supernova was discovered in M95. M95 is one of several galaxies within the M96 Group, a group of galaxies in the constellation Leo. The group also includes the Messier objects M96 and M105. A Type II supernova, designated as SN 2012aw, was discovered in M95 on 16 March 2012

Equipment and processing

Telescope: Meade SN6

Mount: Meade LXD55

Camera: Canon T1i

Filters: None

Guiding: PHD

Processing: Photoshop, DSS, Fitswork

Capture software: BackYardEOS

Exposures: 55x120 ISO1600

Location: Parsippany,NJ