Spiral Galaxy UGC 3375 & Supernova 2001gc

Spiral Galaxy UGC 3375

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.

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Supernova 2001gc:

Discovered November 21st, 2001, by Mike Schwartz, the amateur astronomer who is a part of LOTOSS.

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 image above.

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George Normandin, KAS

December 8th, 2001