Rare Nova Over The Supernova
Taken by Petr Horalek on May 2, 2018 @ Garching, Germany
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On the beginning of May 2018, astronomers noticed a „new“ star in Perseus constellation, later identified as rare dwarf nova V392 Persei. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t good in hours after maximum brightness of the nova here in Garching, Germany, however I could take this unusually symbolic shot not so late after on 2nd May 2018. The nova is in the sky with foreground of new ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre. So nova and supernova in one image, indeed :)
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When I read the title for your image I must admit I was rather confused (a normal state of mind for me). Now I understand, that is a neat looking visitor centre, and a clever image on your part.

Thanks for sharing.

Mike Olason
Posted by Icylander2 2018-05-02 21:34:25
Haha, thank you Mike. Yes, it was literally offered. So I am so happy someone likes it :) On my website, there is a bit updated image with better marking of novas position and some technical details: https://www.astronom.cz/horalek/?p=3877.
Posted by imaginer21 2018-05-03 03:18:32
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