Spiral Galaxy UGC 7800 & Supernova 2007be

Spiral Galaxy UGC 7800

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.

Supernova 2007be:

Discovered April 7th, 2007, by Stefano Moretti and Salvatore Tomaselli.

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.

George Normandin, KAS

April 22, 2007