Spiral Galaxy NGC 3147 - Supernova 2008 fv

Spiral Galaxy NGC 3147 and Supernova 2008 fv
CCD image taken with an STL-1301E CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20 inch F/8.1 telescope at 3:00 UT, on October 7th, 1995. The field of view is 13x13 arc minutes with North at the top.

Supernova 2008 fv:

Follow this Link to a NASA Web site on supernovas. It has a very nice animation and a description of what these objects are.

Spiral Galaxy NGC 3147:

NGC 3147 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Draco. This galaxy was also the host of Supernova 1972 H, Supernova 1997 bq (see Kopernik image), and Supernova 2006 gi. There are tightly wound multiple spiral arms, which can be traced right to the small, nucleus. The arms are highly branched. Note the faint-surface-brightness arm on the outside of the bright arm on the north side. Whenever two arm systems of different surface brightness occur, the fainter set is always on the outside. The arm pattern consists of spiral fragments that can be traced as individual continuous segments without branching for only about one-quarter turn.

George Normandin, KAS

October 10, 2008