Astronomy & Falak Syarie in Brunei Darussalam

Bandar Seri Begawan – A recent supernova, designated as SN 2023ixf, in the spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major was photographed from Brunei Darussalam last night, June 06, 2023.

Above: The recent Supernova SN 2023ixf (indicated by red arrow) in the spiral galaxy (Photo by Hazarry Ali Ahmad)

Last month, a Japanese amateur astronomer Koichi Itagaki discovered a violent cosmic eruption in the Pinwheel Galaxy on May 19, 2023.

A supernova occurs when the core of a massive star at the end of its life violently collapses as it runs out of fuel.

Above: Supernova 1 year before-and-after image

SN2023ixf is one of the closest supernovae to our Solar system which is approximately 21 million light-years from Earth.

The celestial outburst will be visible in backyard telescopes for the next few months.

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