CCD image taken with an ST-9E CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20 inch F/8.1 telescope at 4:05 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 fb:
Follow this Link to a NASA Web site on supernovas. It has a very nice animation and a description of what these objects are.
Elliptical Galaxy NGC 759 - Spiral Galaxy UGC 1434:
NGC 759 is an Elliptical Galaxy in the Constellation of Andromeda. It is one of the brightest members of the Abell 262 Galaxy Cluster, lying about 1 degree east of the center. This Cluster is comparable to the Virgo Cluster in size and numbers of galaxies.
UGC 1434 is a Spiral Galaxy (near bottom of image) that is also a member of Abell 262. The dim 18th magnitude background galaxy 6ZW126 lies near the center of the Kopernik image. (6ZW = Zwicky's 6th list of galaxies).
Based on the published red shift, (and a Hubble Constant of 62 Km/sec per Mpc) a rough distance estimate for NGC 759 and supernova 2002 fb is 246 million light years. UGC 1434 is at about the same distance.
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George Normandin, KAS
September 30th, 2002