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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Supernovae in M82 and M99

Currently, there is an unusual situation in that TWO supernovae are visible at the same time, both in Messier list objects (M82 and M99). ┬áThe supernova in M82 is peaking at about magnitude 10, so it is visible in a moderate-sized telescope (8″), but the M99 supernova requires a large scope.