n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - News note : supernova in NGC5128

Volume 75, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



During the ongoing Backyard Observatory Supernova Search (BOSS), one of its members, Peter Marples, discovered a possible bright supernova, using data from Loganholme Observatory, Queensland, Australia NGC5128 is one of the brightest galaxies in the sky and is a peculiar elliptical with a prominent dust lane running across it. It has an active nucleus and prominent radio jets.

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