On the 19/01/2014 we imaged the new supernova in m82 (the Cigar Galaxy) this was before the official discovery on the 22/01/2014 (we had not processed them until after the discovery). The following report was made to IAU Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams on the 22/01/2014:
''Host galaxy: M82 cigar galaxy
Magnitude estimate 12.2-12.5
Supernova is to the right of the galatic centre.
Observation date and time:
19th January 2014
20:39pm to 20:44pm GMT
Newtonian Telescope with prime focus DSLR observation
8inch aperture 1000mm focal length (f/5)
Canon 550d un-modified. ISO800 @ 30secs (5x images between 20:39pm and 20:44pm)
We have 5x RAW camera files available for analysis of the supernova, JPEG are also available''.
© Sarah Hall & Colin Campbell