It's a doozy! I haven't tried, but I've heard it can be seen with small telescopes also these days. Probably reached it's peak and starting to fade, but I caught it at least. It's also the nearest supernova to Earth in the last 30 years. Just a nearby 21 million light years away. But don't worry, still too far away to extinquish us with a gamma ray burst!
The techie stuff:
- Camera: Canon 350D Modified
- Scope: Meade 12" LX200 at f/6.3
- Guider: Orion 80ED with Starshoot camera and PHD Guider
- Exposures: 5 x 7 minutes at ISO800