Supernova 2012 au

Yet another bright supernova appeared in a Messier galaxy on March 16, 2012, this time in the galaxy M95. Peaking at around magnitude 13 on March 22, the supernova was visible in an 8" telescope, and made a fine sight in my 18". I oobserved the supernova until June 2012, after which it was lost in the evening twilight. I observed it again in November 2012, and followed it until April 2013. The resulting lightcurve is shown below. This supernova was a Type II.

Supernova 2012au.
Combination of 5, 3 minute images unfiltered.
SBIG STL-1001E CCD. 20" f/6.8 Dall-Kirkham cassegrain telescope at prime focus.

SN 2012au Lightcurve

Below is an animation of all of the imges I was able to obtain. The supernova is the bright object just to the left of the nucleus.