Posted by Antitax
on Thursday, February 06, 2014 2:54 PM
Saw it on two nights with the Celestron 5 and the GSO 12" from within my city. It's not brightening to the 8th magnitude as hoped but it's still easy, and two brighter field stars point to it, close to the galaxy's core. Conditions were unsual dry air but the usual orange tint to the sky, plus some moonlight.
Anyone with the equipment and the time should give it a go, supernovae that bright are rare, and it's going to fade in the next weeks.
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