Spiral Galaxy UGC
7800 & Supernova 2007be
A 15 minute exposure with an STL-1301E
CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20-inch F/8.1 Ritchey Chretien Cassegrain telescope.
The field of view is about 13x16 arc minutes, with South at the top.
Time: 4:10 UT, April 21th, 2007.
Discovered April 7th, 2007, by Stefano Moretti and Salvatore
- Type II
- The supernova is magnitude 17.0
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 7800:
Spiral Galaxy (type uncertain) UGC
7800 is in the constellation of Virgo. This small and dim object, along
with Supernova 2007be, is about 170 million light years away. The galaxy
is about 62,000 light years in diameter.
- UGC 07800
- Magnitude: 14.9
- Constellation: Virgo
- RA: 12h 38m 05.8s
- Dec: -00° 01' 41" Epoch
- Size (mins): 1.0' x 0.4'
- Classification: SA(r)c?, Spiral
Galaxy, with inner ring (all uncertain).
George Normandin, KAS
April 22, 2007