Galaxy IC 1610 &
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 5x6 arc minutes, with North at the top.
Time: 2:55 UT, October 23rd, 2000.
Discovered: October 5th, 2000,
by the Lick Observatory Supernova Search Team.
- Magnitude 17.8 at discovery
- Type Ia
- N. B. Suntzeff, Cerro Tololo Interamerican
Observatory (CTIO), reported an expansion velocity of 12,500 km/s. from
IAU 7506 10/10/00
- The supernova is about magnitude
16.9 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.
Galaxy IC 1610:
IC 1610 is in the constellation of
Cetus. A rough distance estimate for this galaxy is 296 million light years,
and at that distance, the diameter would be 120,700 light years. It has
a close 18th magnitude companion that could be a background object.
- IC 1610
- Magnitude: 13.7
- Constellation: Cetus
01h 01m 42.8s
- Dec: -15° 34' 19" Epoch
- Size (mins): 1.4' x 1.0'
- Classification: Mixed Barred Non-Barred
Lenticular Galaxy, (uncertain).
George Normandin, KAS
October 26th, 2000