This barred spiral galaxy is approx 37 million light-years away, and is
part of the Leo I Group, so we can see some pretty good detail.
With a big enough telescope, individual stars can be seen. Not long
ago, 2012aw, a supernova was recorded, looking back to past images show
SN2012aw was showing just a star. The supernova occurred on 16
March a week before we took our image, unfortunately, our telescope was
not powerful enough to capture the nova. Not a great supernova
only 8 times the mass of our Sun, so it was at the lower limit for
exploding. Still, something to note.
23 Mar 12