The M82 supernova is at peak brightness: How to see it
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Supernova 2014J (red circle and arrow) and the starburst galaxy M82 (Photo: UCL/University...

A cloudy night in London led to the discovery of the 21st Century’s brightest supernova to date. The new supernova 2014J, the brightest since 1993, is located in the galaxy M82. This Type-Ia supernova has just reached its peak brightness of magnitude 10.6. M82 lies at a distance of only about 12 million light years, which explains the brightness of 2014J in our skies. 2014J is bright enough to be seen in small telescopes or perhaps in (very) large binoculars. We’ll tell you how to find it… Continue Reading The M82 supernova is at peak brightness: How to see it

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