Sheer luck led researchers from Caltech and Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network to point their scopes in June at a part of the night sky previously photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope - just as a star there went supernova.
Galaxy Triplet Arp 274. In the constellation Virgo, a system of three galaxies appear to be partially overlapping in the image, although they may be at somewhat different distances. Two of the three galaxies are forming new stars at a high rate. This is evident in the bright blue knots of star formation that are strung along the arms of the far left and right galaxies. The largest component is located in the middle of the three. It appears as a spiral galaxy, which may be barred.