Discovered March 3rd, 2001, at Lick Observatory by the LOTOSS group.
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 3362:
Quote from Dreyer's New General Catalog (NGC):
"Very faint, pretty small, round, little brighter middle, resolvable, but mottled."
NGC 3362 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Leo. This galaxy has a Seyfert Type II Active Galactic Nucleus that is also a close double radio source. NGC 3362 and supernova 2001y are roughly at a distance of 436 million light years. The diameter of NGC 3362 is 177,600 light years.
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George Normandin, KAS
March 26th, 2001