Supernova 2020fqv is located in the Galaxy NGC4568 which is 59 million light-years from Earth. At the time of capture SN2019yvq was at magnitude 15.
NGC 4568 is in the process of merging with NGC 4567, these galaxies are also known as the Siamese Twins. This image also features NGC 4564, which is 57 million light-years from Earth.
Data captured 14th & 15th March, 2020.
35x 180s through Luminance filter.
Skywatcher Quattro 200 CF
Atik 460EX Mono
This image was processed in Pixinsight & Lightroom.
Calibration and Stacking in Pixinsight using Batch PreProcessing
Automatic Background Extraction - To remove gradients
Deconvolution - To bring out some fine detail & tighten stars, 25 iterations.
Histogram Transformation - To stretch the image.
Curves Transformation - To boost contrast.
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