Discovered January 3rd, 2001, by the Beijing Astronomical Observatory.
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 391:
Quote from The Deep Sky Field Guide to Uranometria 2000:
"Very bright main body 0.9 x 0.8 arc minutes; extremely diffuse outside these limits."
This galaxy is roughly 82 million light years away.
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George Normandin, KAS
February 23rd, 2001