Philip Romano does not have an astronomy degree, is homeless and sick, but so far he has discovered dozens of stars, nebulae and supernovae. Photo: Newsweek
Moscow: Philip Romanov of Moscow is currently homeless, in this case he discovered a supernova, a star exploding in the distant sky.
Although Philip is very young he is famous in the world because so far he has found 80 variable stars, 10 planetary nebulae and four binary stars and named them, but now for the first time he has launched the galaxy NGC 5902. I searched for SN 2022 BSI supernova.
The interesting thing about 24-year-old Philip is that he does not have an astronomy degree and has developed this ability on his own. However, they discovered the supernova on February 9 this year, which has now been confirmed. They discovered the supernova with the help of the New Mexico Sky Observatory in Mexico. Philip requested an image of NGC 5902 from the observatory.
According to Philip, after viewing the first images, they obtained a spectrum of images from a 60-inch telescope installed on Mount Bolumer, which confirmed the occurrence of a supernova on February 28, 21 days later. It is a subtype of a Type I supernova located 500 million light-years from Earth.
Philip says he started reading astronomy books in 2009 because of his obsession. He wants to get a degree in astronomy from the university but has not had any success so far because he has been homeless with his parents since 2017.
Philip lives in the home of his loved ones as he has been asked to leave the house. Spent several nights in the park and train station. Philip suffers from asthma and heart defects, after which he was awarded an honorary two-year membership by the Variable Star Association of Astronomers in the United States.