Starshoot DSCI, 32 exposures, 30s each 9/3/11 Bonny Doon, CA
This image shows supernova SN 2011fe in M101 as seen at 10:30pm PST on 9/3/2011. Apparently the supernova is the brightest object in the image! The conditions at this time were not ideal - the moon was still up, and the galaxy was low in the sky.
Starshoot DSCI, 42 exposures, 30s each 9/29/11 Lake San Antonio, CA
M101, with supernova SN 2011fe still visible, as seen on 9/29/2011. The galaxy was low in the sky.
ST-4000XCM, 2100s total exposure 5/5/12 Palo Alto, CA
By May 2012, the supernova in M101 has faded drastically, but it is still visible and has a deep blue color. This was taken from our patio with terrible lighting conditions, including a full moon.
ST-4000XCM, 600s total exposure 6/14/12 Monte Bello Open Space Preserve, CA
The supernova (a little blue dot at ~11:30 position from galaxy center) continues to fade.
ST-4000XCM, 2934s total exposure 7/6/13 Adin, CA
The supernova is no longer visible. This was our first image from GSSP in 2013.