Image taken under rather poor seeing conditions with an ST-9E CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20 inch F/8.1 telescope. Image taken at 5:05 UT on May 4, 2002. The field of view is 8x8 arc minutes with North at the top.
Supernova 2002 bx:
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 IC 2461:
Dreyer's description in the Index Catalog(IC):
"Faint, very small, very little brighter middle."
IC 2461 is an edge-on Spiral Galaxy in the constellation of Lynx. It has a somewhat off center dust lane.
Based on the published red shift, (and a Hubble Constant of 62 Km/sec per Mpc) a rough distance estimate for IC 2461 and Supernova 2002 bx is 119 million light years, and the galaxy's diameter is about 100,290 light years.
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George Normandin, KAS
May 6th, 2002