#1
On August 24, the light from a supernova about 21 million light years away from Earth reached us. September 9th should be the date of maximum brightness.

Basically, look for the big dipper and find the end of the handle. With high power binoculars or a low power telescope, you should be able to see it fairly well.

http://science.slashdot.org/story/11/09/05/1624255/See-a-Supernova-From-Your-Backyard
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Last edited by TheSPillow at Sep 6, 2011,
#6
Quote by ilikepirates
Wow! I want to see it, but I have no idea where or what the big dipper is


look for a big drinking gourd shape in the sky, like this.



It's part of the constellation Ursa Major, so it's not actually a constellation, but it's fairly easy to spot.

I tried looking for it tonight, but there's too much light pollution in my area so it's hard to see stars and the like.
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#8
Quote by TheSPillow
look for a big drinking gourd shape in the sky, like this.



It's part of the constellation Ursa Major, so it's not actually a constellation, but it's fairly easy to spot.

I tried looking for it tonight, but there's too much light pollution in my area so it's hard to see stars and the like.


Oh! The saucepan I'm going to try and see this now. Although, will I be able to see it being in England or is it only at night time for America?

Quote by daytripper75
Get this, assuming you can.

http://www.google.com/mobile/skymap/


I can't well, I might be able to get it on my ipod touch and use my wifi?

EDIT: Oh.. it's for android. I know apple do a similar thing though
Last edited by ilikepirates at Sep 6, 2011,
#10
Where I live, there's too much light pollution too. Also probably has something to do with my geographical location.

I am pissed.
#11
Quote by TheSPillow
look for a big drinking gourd shape in the sky, like this.



It's part of the constellation Ursa Major, so it's not actually a constellation, but it's fairly easy to spot.

I tried looking for it tonight, but there's too much light pollution in my area so it's hard to see stars and the like.

I swear, none of htose constellations have ever even looked like anything..
#12
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I swear, none of htose constellations have ever even looked like anything..


It's a saucepan!
#16
This... makes me wish I had binoculars and/or a low-powered telescope.
#17
Quote by Zoot Allures
It's only a saucepan when you draw a saucepan there ._. without the lines it would be random dots, you could draw a lot of simple shapes on there and say it's something.


Very true. I've always wondered how they came up with pictures for them.
#18
Quote by ilikepirates
Very true. I've always wondered how they came up with pictures for them.

I'm not sure, but I'm assuming these helped.
#20
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I'm not sure, but I'm assuming these helped.


I highly agree!

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The broken plank!



The kite


I like kites
#23
Quote by Zoot Allures
It's only a saucepan when you draw a saucepan there ._. without the lines it would be random dots, you could draw a lot of simple shapes on there and say it's something.


lrn2closure
#24
It's called Ursa Major. Not Plank Major.

Quote by ilikepirates
Oh! The saucepan


Nooooo

The big dipper.
#27
Fuuuuuuuuuu I can't see the Big Dipper here and there's too much light pollution.

brb moving north
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