Type I supernovae
Supernova 2011fe: The brightest supernova in the last 20 years
Alert Notice 446: Supernova 2011fe in M101 (NGC 5457) = PSN J14030581+5416254
August 26, 2011
Discovered by: The Type Ia supernova science working group of the Palomar Transient Factory: Peter Nugent, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL), University of California at Berkeley; Mark Sullivan, Oxford University; David Bersier, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU); D. A. Howell, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network Inc., University of California at Santa Barbara; Rollin Thomas, LBL; Phil James, LJMU
Special Notice #244: Continued close monitoring of T Pyx requested
Continued close monitoring of T Pyx requested
June 30, 2011: Since its outburst on 2011 April 14 (see AAVSO Alert Notice 436), the recurrent nova T Pyx has been very well monitored by visual and instrumental observers who can reach -32o. Thank you! Currently T Pyx is visual/V magnitude ~8.3.