Supernova 1999by in Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841

Supernova 1999by in NGC 2841

The following is the data on Supernova 1999by:

Discovered: May 1st, 1999, by Mr. Ron Arbour, South Wonston, Hants, U.K., and by the Lick Observatory Supernova Search team.

From IAU Bulletin 7159 (5/7/99):

Spectra obtained by P. Berlind ...... confirm that SN 1999by is a type-Ia event, but the spectrum is peculiar. ......(it) is similar to ........ SN 1991bg, the prototypical fast-declining, subluminous type-Ia supernova.....

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 NGC 2841:

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George Normandin, KAS

May 12th, 1999