Supernova September 2011 Photos?

There's a chance to see a Supernova in September 2011 and I'm excited about it.
A new supernova was recently discovered near the Big Dipper, about 21 million light-years away from Earth.
Apparently you can see it right now, however, I looked into the sky and I couldn't see anything. Are there photos of the 2011 Supernova, I don't even know how it's supposed to look like.
How come we can see this one and not the other ones?

asked by Peter in Astronomy & Space | 3058 views | 09-07-2011 at 04:01 PM

There are many supernova occurrences every year but what makes this one stand out is its proximity to Earth.
You will be able to see the supernova if you own a telescope because it's hard to see with your eyes only.
Also, the sky needs to be clear and very dark. A supernova looks like a regular star that glows continually and is a little more brighter than the rest.
September 8 is the day when it's going to reach its peak, that will be the best day to see it.
I couldn't find photos but here's a video captured this weekend, tomorrow should be the best days to view it.

answered by Frog | 09-07-2011 at 04:02 PM

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