Weizmann Institute observatory captures supernova images

07.06.2011                      5.Siwan, 5771                      Erew Schawuot; Tag 49 des Omer

Astronomie:

Weizmann Institute observatory captures supernova images

Astronomer invites amateur photos to send in photos to pinpoint exact time of sighting of new exploding star.

A new exploding star – supernova – was first observed in the night sky between May 31 and June 1 by amateur astronomers in France, and soon after it was detected by the PTF Sky Survey in which Weizman Institute scientists participate. The phenomenon was also photographed in the new Martin Kraar Observatory at the Rehovot-based institute, as well as in Tel Aviv University's Wise Observatory in Mizpe Ramon.
Weizmann’s Dr. Avishai Gal-Yam invited amateur astronomers who may have viewed the event to send him their time-dated photos. They should can be sent to ptf11eon@gmail.com….