CCD Image of Supernova 1997br in Galaxy ESO 576-40 taken on 5/8/97 at 3:15 UT. It is a 9 Minute exposure using an SBIG ST-6 thru Kopernik's 20 inch F/8.1 telescope. North at top; field: about 5x7 arc minutes.
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This galaxy is listed in the European Southern Observatory(ESO) galaxy catalog, and that is the reason for the name: "ESO 576-40".
.....from the Harvard University Supernova web site:
April 1997 .... spectrum shows this to be a peculiar Type Ia similar to 1991T before maximum. It does not appear to be highly reddened. This is a very unusual event.......
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George Normandin, KAS
May 26th, 1997