Discovered March 27th, 2001, at Puckett Observatory by T. Puckett and M. Peoples.
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 Galaxies MCG +08-18-009 and MCG +08-18-008:
This pair of Spiral Galaxies is in the constellation of Ursa Major. MCG +08-18-009 along with Supernova 2001ag, is about 420 million light years away. There is also a dim anonymous galaxy on the right (west) side of the Kopernik image above, best seen in the enlarged version of the picture.
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George Normandin, KAS
April 16th, 2001