Please click the above image to see the position of the Supernova
Object data: M95 was recorded on March 24, with the 2012 Supernova looking yet brighter than when originally discovered.
Location: Southern France
Conditions: Poor transparency, otherwise good
Optics: RCOS 12.5" Ritchey-Chretien with custom field flattener working at f/9.5
Mount: AP 900 GTO on Portable Pier
Camera: SBIG STL-11K, SBIG LRGBC filter set, -25°C
Guiding: Integral STL-11K autoguider
Exposure: LRGB Seq: 10x 20 minutes; 3x 20 : 13 : 20 minutes (binned 2x2).
Processing: Image acquisition, calibration, combining, and DDP were done using Maxim DL, registration of Luminance and RGB images was done using Registar, and final processing was done in Photoshop CS4.
Notes: A rather 'quick and dirty' processing job done on site in France, using last November's calibration images! (current ones are not all done as yet)