Andrew McCarthy is a renowned astrophotographer and captivates the world with his pictures of the universe. He is also very active in social media and gives important information on major astronomical events. Andrew McCarthy captured the supernova event while his telescope was probing the Pinwheel galaxy.
VERY windy tonight, so the photo of the supernova isn’t very good. I’ll keep shooting it, and have a nice polished image of the galaxy WITH the supernova soon! It will look something like this: pic.twitter.com/nocpmMVoka
— Andrew McCarthy (@AJamesMcCarthy) May 20, 2023
Andrew has prepared and shared a series of frames captured by his telescope. The Pinwheel Galaxy is also known as M10. It is about 70 percent larger than our Milky Way and is 21 million light-years away from Earth. This is not the first time that Andrew McCarthy has surprised with his picture.
In March this year, an event was observed in the Sun. A solar tornado rose so high in the Sun, which had not been seen before. Its height was about 10 times more than the height of the earth. Andrew McCarthy also confirmed this in his tweet. He captured this event with his solar telescope. Andrew had told that he spent 3 hours with his solar telescope, then went and saw a long tornado-like thing on the Sun.
Recently, he shared a picture of the moon in his social media account. The picture was prepared by taking 2 lakh 80 thousand photographs of the moon itself. Lava lakes on the lunar surface, lava tubes resembling crawling insect tracks, valleys and impact craters could also be seen in the photo.