A few weeks ago, supernova SN 2023ixf was discovered. A massive star ran out of fuel and violently collapsed, causing a brilliant explosion that can be clearly seen 21 million light years away. It is the closet supernova to earth in the past 5 years and 2nd discovered in the area in the past 15 years. Messier 101, Pinwheel Galaxy, with supernova visible top middle.
A beautiful spiral galaxy that is quite photogenic.
A year of images to contribute to a detailed photo of the Pinwheel.