Elliptical Galaxy NGC 5490 and Supernova 1997cn

Supernova 1997cn

CCD Image of Supernova 1997cn in Elliptical Galaxy NGC 5490 taken on 5/28/97 at 4:25 UT. It is a 6 Minute exposure using an SBIG ST-6 thru Kopernik's 20 inch F/8.1 telescope. North at top; field: about 5x7 arc minutes.

Two other galaxies in the image are identified in our more detailed picture (click here).

They are 15.6 magnitude spiral galaxy MCG 3-36-67, and 16.4 magnitude galaxy MCG 3-36-64.

Data on Elliptical Galaxy NGC 5490:

The following is the data on Supernova 1997cn:

Discovered: May 14th, 1997

Note from the Harvard University Supernova web site:

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George Normandin, KAS

June 1st, 1997