Image taken with an ST-9E CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20 inch F/8.1 telescope. Image taken at 2:45 UT on November 7, 2001. The field of view is 8x8 arc minutes with North at the top.
Supernova 2001 ey:
Discovered October 16th, 2001, by Tim Puckett and M. Marcus.
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 MCG -1-57-10:
This 15.3 magnitude galaxy is in the constellation of Aquarius. It is an edge-on spiral galaxy.
Based on the published red shift, (and a Hubble Constant of 62 Km/sec per Mpc) a rough distance estimate for MCG -1-57-10 is 400 million light years, with a diameter of about 140,000 light years.
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George Normandin, KAS
November 8th, 2001