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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:45  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:09 south
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Supernova 2023ixf in M101 (Pinwheel Galaxy)

Altitude: 55.5°   Azimuth: 61.7°   Direction: East-North-East

On May 19, 2023 a new Supernova in the famous Pinwheel Galaxy (also known as Messier 101) has been discovered by Koichi Itagaki. This discovery is particularly remarkable because it is the closest supernova discovered during the latest 10 years (about 20.9 million light years from our galaxy) and it has the chance to become bright enough to be visible with relatively small astronomical instruments.

Finder chart for Supernova 2023ixf in M101 (Pinwheel Galaxy). Background image: DSS2
Finder chart for Supernova 2023ixf in M101 (Pinwheel Galaxy)

Information about Supernova 2023ixf in M101 (Pinwheel Galaxy):

May 19, 2023
Koichi Itagaki
14h 03m 38.564s
+54° 18' 42.02"

Today's rise, transit and set times of Supernova 2023ixf in M101 (Pinwheel Galaxy) from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Today Supernova 2023ixf in M101 (Pinwheel Galaxy) is circumpolar and transits at 22:03 reaching a maximum altitude of 87.2°.

Please see our credits section for acknowledgements about catalogues and sky surveys used to generate this chart.