Supernova 1999em in Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1637

Supernova 1999em in NGC 1637

The following is the data on Supernova 1999em:

Discovered: October 29th, 1999, by the Lick Observatory Supernova Search Team.

Visual Observation: This supernova has been bright enough to visually observe in 8 inch or larger telescopes. While we where capturing the image above, several Kopernik Astro Society members where able to observe it using KAS Member Gary Durish's Celestron C-11 telescope. During periods of good seeing it was easy to see SN1999em embedded in the nebulosity of NGC 1637.

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 NGC 1637:

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George Normandin, KAS

December 5th, 1999

Revised: Dec. 2nd, 2001