On May 19, 2023, Teresa Hofer and Ron Dyvig of Badlands Observatory captured Supernova SN 2023ixf with their 26" Newtonian Reflector telescope

and a ZWO ASI6200 camera. Teresa said: "It was a complete coincidence that we chose M101, the Pinwheel Galaxy, a spiral galaxy approximately

20.9 million light years away .... When we found out about the discovery, we reviewed our live-stack images and sure enough ... there it was!"





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