From IAU Bulletin 7169 (5/14/99):
Spectra obtained by P. Berlind ...... shows this to be a type-Ia supernova before maximum brightness. .....the photospheric (expansion) velocity (is about) 12,300 km/s .....
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 6038:
NGC 6038 is a rather normal face on Sc Spiral Galaxy that appears small and dim because of it's great distance.
Dreyer's description from the New General Catalog(NGC): Very faint, small, round; 10th magnitude star southeast.
Based on the published red shift, a rough distance estimate for NGC 6038 and supernova 1999cc is: 494,000,000 light years, with the galaxy being 158,000 light years in diameter.
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George Normandin, KAS
June 14th, 1999