Spiral Galaxy NGC 5965 - Supernova 2001 cm

Spiral Galaxy NGC 5965
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