Spiral Galaxy UGC
6211 & Supernova 2001ah
A 10 minute exposure with an ST-6
CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20-inch F/8.1 Ritchey Chretien Cassegrain telescope.
The field of view is about 5x7 arc minutes, with North at the top.
Time: 4:00 UT, April 14th, 2001.
Discovered March 27th, 2001, at Puckett Observatory by
T. Puckett and M. Peoples.
- Magnitude 18.3 at discovery
- Type Ia, peculiar.
- Discovered well before maximum light.
- The expansion velocity is about
- The supernova is magnitude 17.9
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 06211:
Spiral Galaxy UGC 6211 is in the
constellation of Ursa Major and is 28 arc minutes south of Galaxy M-108.
This small and dim object, along with Supernova 2001ah, is nearly 900 million
light years away. At least six other even dimmer galaxies are in the Kopernik
- UGC 06211
- Magnitude: 15.5
- Constellation: Ursa Major
- RA: 11h 10m 31.1s
- Dec: +55° 12' 43" Epoch
- Size (mins): 1.1' x 0.8'
- Classification: SABbc, Mixed
Barred Non-barred Spiral Galaxy
George Normandin, KAS
April 15th, 2001