Between earthquakes and hurricanes, sky events have been taking place. I hope everyone on the East Coast has made it through safely without damage or injury.......
A new supernova - a rare white dwarf star that exploded - occurred in the nearby Pinwheel Galaxy known as M-101. The supernova was detected very quickly after the explosion and has been under constant observation. The explosion was discovered on August 24th in an area that had been observed the night before.
The supernova remnant is brightening nightly and may become visible in small backyard telescopes. Read More About It: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/skyblog/observingblog/128430288.html and http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110826.html
Sky Guy in VA