Spiral Galaxy NGC 3362 & Supernova 2001y

Spiral Galaxy NGC 3362

A 10 minute exposure with an ST-6 CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20-inch F/8.1 Ritchey Chretien Cassegrain telescope. The field of view is about 5x7 arc minutes, with North at the top.
Time: 3:13 UT, March 19th, 2001.

Supernova 2001y:

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