Barred Spiral Galaxy IC 4229 in Virgo
Supernova 2001ae

Barred Spiral Galaxy IC 4229
A 10 minute exposure with an SBIG ST-6 CCD camera taken thru our 20 inch F/8.1 telescope. Image taken on April 27th, 2001 at 3:40 UT.

Supernova 2001ae:

Discovered March 15th, 2001, at Lick Observatory by the LOTOSS group.

Follow this Link to a NASA Web site on supernovas. It has a very nice animation and a description of what these objects are.


Barred Spiral Galaxy IC 4229:

Dreyer's description in the New General Catalog (NGC):

"Extremely faint, extremely small, round............".

Based on the published red shift, (and a Hubble Constant of 62 Km/sec per Mpc) a rough distance estimate for IC 4229 is 367 million light years, with a diameter of about 107,000 light years.

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George Normandin, KAS

April 29th, 2001