Updated: 26 May 2023, 07:30 PM IST
Astronomy is not a profession. However, due to their unrelenting efforts, they caught the rare cosmic view. The movement of a ‘supernova’ about 2.1 million light-years away has been captured by a DSLR camera. Recently, this has been reported by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
1/6Astronomy is not a profession. However, due to their unrelenting efforts, they caught the rare cosmic view. The movement of a ‘supernova’ about 21 million light years away has been captured by a DSLR camera. Recently, this has been reported by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). (Freepik)
2/6Four amateur astronomers Fahd Bin, Abdul Hasis, Kiran Mohan and Visakh Sashidharan of Vailamala Liquid Propulsion System Care are credited with taking this rare image. Their efforts made it possible to photograph rare scenes with very little equipment. According to an ISRO press statement, the team captured the image of the star SN2023ixf in the Pinwheel Galaxy. (Freepik)
3/6How is this work possible with the help of DSLR? According to scientists, it was accompanied by several other early space observation instruments. They were also used to capture the camera of SN2023ixf. But experts feel that the task was undoubtedly quite difficult. (Freepik)
4/6Another factor has also been mentioned in the ISRO report as the reason for this. Space weather wasn’t great when these two pictures were taken. So the task was more difficult. But after a gap of three years this attempt was finally successful. (Freepik)
5/6The ISRO report published both the above and below images. It can be seen there. SN2023ixf appears fainter in this image taken three years ago on May 19, 2020. But SN2023ixf looks pretty bright in the image taken three years later on May 22, 2023. (Freepik)
6/6Incidentally, when a star becomes so bright due to a cosmic storm, it is called a supernova. In terms of space science, this type 2 supernova was discovered on May 19 by Koichi Itagaki. Then this particular photo was taken on May 22. (Freepik) See this ad for the full gallery