M95 and Super Nova SN 2012aw
SN 2012aw was discovered March 16th 2012. This shot was taken of M95 and SN 2012aw on March 22, 2012.
Messier 95 (also known as M95 or NGC 3351) is a barred spiral galaxy about 38 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781, and catalogued by Charles Messier four days later. On March 16th, 2012, a supernova was discovered in M95.