Supernova in Centaurus A photographed by FIU Astronomers

FIU astronomer James Webb and physics students Steven Revesz, Daniel Puentes, and Carmen Vargas turned the SARA south telescope to Centaurus A during his telescope time and observed the new supernova detected in the distant galaxy Centaurus A. They observed it two consecutive nights and are working on a light curve showing how the brightness changes as time goes on. One of the images is shown below. The small star about 11:00 o'clock very close to the bight star in the center is the supernova.

Centaurus A SN