How to see the new supernova in the Pinwheel Galaxy

A star in a distant galaxy has exploded into a supernova, and you can watch the celestial spectacle yourself through your telescope.

Last week, astronomers observing the popular Pinwheel Galaxy watched a star in one of the galaxy’s arms glow into a brilliant spot of light. The star was soon after confirmed to be a new supernova, designated SN 2023ixf, located some 21 million light-years from Earth. Already, both professional and amateur astronomers worldwide are turning their telescopes and cameras toward the spot to observe this somewhat rare phenomenon.

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