University of Leicester, UK | 2017 Oct 11
University of Leicester contributes to best-ever results on a ‘new star’ in a nearby galaxy
Using telescopes from South Africa to Australia to South America, as well as the orbiting Swift observatory, a team led by the South African Astronomical Observatory has revealed that the nova SMCN 2016-10a, which was discovered on 14th October 2016, is the most luminous nova ever discovered in the SMC, and one of the brightest ever seen in any galaxy. The observations that they made are the most comprehensive ever for a nova in this galaxy. ...
Multiwavelength Observations of Nova SMCN 2016-10a ---
One of the Brightest Novae Ever Observed - E. Aydi et al
- arXiv.org > astro-ph > arXiv:1710.03716 > 10 Oct 2017