Spiral Galaxy NGC 710 - Supernova 2002 eo

Spiral Galaxy NGC 710 and Supernova 2002 eo
CCD image taken with an ST-9E CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20 inch F/8.1 telescope at 3:05 UT on September 29th, 2002. This was a 10 minute exposure. The field of view is 8x8 arc minutes with North at the top.

Supernova 2002 eo:

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 710:

NGC 710 is a face-on Spiral Galaxy in the Constellation of Andromeda. It is a member of the Abell 262 Galaxy Cluster. The small galaxy at the top of the image is PGC 06974. It is another member of Abell 262.

Based on the published red shift, (
and a Hubble Constant of 62 Km/sec per Mpc) a rough distance estimate for NGC 710 and supernova 2002 eo is 322 million light years.

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George Normandin, KAS

September 29th, 2002