Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1832 - Supernova 2009 kr

Galaxy NGC 1832 and Supernova 2009 kr
Image taken with an STL-1301E CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20 inch F/8.1 telescope at 5:00 UT on November 18, 2009. The field of view is 12x15 arc minutes with North at the top.

Supernova 2009 kr:

Discovered November 6th, 2009, by Koichi Itagaki.

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 1832:

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1832 is in the Constellation of Lepus. It has a small bright nucleus and a short bar surrounded by a pseudo-ring. There are two knotty spiral arms, one more defined than the other. The knots are probably not H-II star forming regions. Recent professional papers report a rough distance of 85.6 million light years.

George Normandin, KAS

November 21st, 2009