A 12 minute exposure with an SBIG ST-9E CCD camera taken thru our 20 inch F/8.1 telescope taken on 6/10/01 at 4:50 UT.
Supernova 2001 cm:
Discovered June 3rd 2001, at the Beijing Astronomical Observatory.
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 5965:
Dreyer's description in the New General Catalog (NGC):
"Considerably faint, considerably large, little extended."
NGC 5965 in the constellation of Draco is a nearly edge-on galaxy with a bright core. There is a 16th magnitude background galaxy near by.
Based on the published red shift, (and a Hubble Constant of 62 Km/sec per Mpc) a rough distance estimate for NGC 5965 is 179 million light years, with a diameter of about 321,500 light years.
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George Normandin, KAS
June 10th, 2001