Supernova 1999ac in Spiral Galaxy NGC 6063

Supernova 1999ac in NGC 6063

The following is the data on Supernova 1999ac:

Discovered: February 26th, 1999, by Lick Observatory Supernova Search team.

From IAU Bulletin 7122 (3/6/99):

Spectra obtained by M. M. Phillips and W. Kunkel of Las Campanas Observatory...... shows this to be a peculiar..... type-Ia event that has been caught near, or a few days before, maximum.

The Kopernik image above is nearly 4 months after discovery and the supernova is around 16th magnitude.

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 6063:

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George Normandin, KAS

June 21st, 1999