M82 with Supernova SN 2014J 11'th and 12'th of March 2014
Orion Optics VX12 F4 working at F8 with TeleVue 2x Powermate 2 Inch, ST-4000XCM 4h30min (27x10min).
SN 2014J is a type Ia supernova where a white dwarf star attracts material from a companion star and at some point reaches a mass high enough to trigger a
supernova explosion. This type of supernova is important as a reference lightsource that can be used to determine distances in the universe. SN 2014J is the closest
Type Ia supernova since 1972.
Conditions were poor, bright sky due to a more than half phase moon. Processing: CCDSoft, Astroart 5.0, Pixinsight.
SN 2014J at Wikipedia