Supernova SN2012et Discovered September 12, 2012

Image courtesy of Doug Rich

Image courtesy of Doug Rich

Discovery overview

Discovering party: Doug Rich
Official name: SN2012et
Category: Supernova
Subcategory: type la
Location: Galaxy MCG +4-55-47


SN2012et was classified by astronomers and astronomy students from the Institute of Astrophysics of Paris and Paris 6 University, Padova University, Liege University, and the NEON School. The spectrogram was obtained with the Asiago 1.82-meter Copernico Telescope. Also, special thanks to the team at the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics including Andrea Pastorello, Lina Tomasella, and Stefano Benetti.

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