Messier 101 the “Pinwheel Galaxy” with Super Nova 2023ixf – the kind of supernova I had been waiting for for 10 years!

Below is a brute stack of the data.

I usually go deep (20 hours or more) but in this case, given how bright the target is, with the moon increasing and the weather deteriorating, and considering the excitement around the supernova, I opted to release the dataset without delays. I plan if possible to add more integration time when conditions allow, which may take a while.

Note: this dataset could also be used for photometry, and supernova magnitude estimation.

M101 and SN 2023ixf.
And here is SN 2023ixf identified.