Spiral Galaxy UGC
3375 & Supernova 2001gc
A 14 minute exposure with an ST-9E
CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20-inch F/8.1 Ritchey Chretien Cassegrain telescope.
The field of view is about 8x8 arc minutes, with North at the top.
Time: 3:50 UT, December 8th, 2001.
a larger version of this image, click here.
Discovered November 21st, 2001, by Mike Schwartz, the
amateur astronomer who is a part of LOTOSS.
- Magnitude 16.2 at discovery
- Type Ia.
- Discovered before maximum light.
- The expansion velocity is about
- The supernova is magnitude 16.6
in the Kopernik image.
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 UGC 3375:
Spiral Galaxy UGC 6211 is in the
constellation of Auriga. Along with Supernova 2001gc, is nearly 300 million
light years away. At four other dim background galaxies are in the Kopernik
- UGC 3375
- Magnitude: 13.9
- Constellation: Auriga
- RA: 05h 55m 23.9s
- Dec: +51° 54' 41" Epoch
- Size (mins): 1.9' x 1.0'
- Classification: SA(rs)c Spiral
Galaxy, Mixed Inner Ring - S-shaped
George Normandin, KAS
December 8th, 2001