Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012
By Makubex
Update: More Pictures

The new supernova in Galaxy M95 is named as 2012aw. The supernova is at magnitude of +13.1. The galaxy M95 is quite easy to locate, it is in constellation Leo and more conveniently right below Mars. Supernova is located on the spiral arm of south-west of the galaxy M95.

In the below image, on the left you can see the galaxy M95 without the supernova (image was taken on April 2008) and on the right, you can see the latest image with Supernova 2012aw.

Image Credit: William Wiethoff, (Full Image)

Image Credit: Oscar Martín Mesonero, (Full Image)
The above image was taken on March 18 in Salamanca, Spain. The big red light is Mars.

Image Credit: Anthony Ayiomamitis, (Full Image)
The above image was taken on March 20, 2012 in Athens, Greece. You can follow Anthony Ayiomamitis, here.

Where can I see the Supernova?
Below is the sky map, you can see Galaxy M95 right below Mars. Supernova will not be visible to naked eye. You would need atleast a 6 inch telescope to see it.

Supernova should be visible for 2 or 3 months. More updates coming soon.

If you have taken picture of the Supernova 2012aw, please take time to share it with us. Send the photos to,

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