Supernova SN2012gm Discovered November 19, 2012

Image courtesy of Doug Rich

Image courtesy of Doug Rich

Discovery overview

Discovering party: Doug Rich
Official name: SN2012gm
Category: Supernova
Subcategory: type la
Location: Galaxy NGC 7580

Confirmation

The follow-up spectrogram obtained on November 21, by Astronomer Paolo Ochner and the INAF team using the Asiago 1.22 meter Galileo Telescope, shows it to be a normal type la supernova, about one week before maximum light.

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