An eye-popping supernova

Massimo Di Fusco/Alessandro Ravagnin (ShaRA Team), taken from Rio Hurtado, Chile

Supernova SN 2023rve was discovered Sept. 8 in NGC 1097, a barred spiral galaxy in 45 million light-years away in Fornax. It’s captured here Sept. 14 with a 20-inch (0.5 meter) f/3.8 scope and 9 hours 9 minutes of integration time. The final image also incorporates data from an earlier observing session. The imagers were part of a collaboration that pooled resources to obtain remote observing time; they dubbed this galaxy the Eye of Horus.