UVa Astronomy News Picture Archive

February 2014


Picture of the Month

UVA Astronomer Matt Nelson captures SN2014J, the supernova in the nearby galaxy M82, with FanCam on the 31-inch telescope at Fan Mountain Observatory. The image is a composite of infrared filters J, H, and K. The supernova is clearly visible as the bright blue "star" below and to the right of the galaxy's nucleus, near the center of the image. Image credit: Matt Nelson.

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