Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6130 in Draco
Supernova 2001ab

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6130
A 10 minute exposure with an SBIG ST-6 CCD camera taken thru our 20 inch F/8.1 telescope. Image taken on April 27th, 2001 at 4:20 UT.

Supernova 2001ab:

Discovered March 11th, 2001, at Lick Observatory by the LOTOSS group.

Follow this Link to a NASA Web site on supernovas. It has a very nice animation and a description of what these objects are.


Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6130:

Dreyer's description in the New General Catalog (NGC):

"Pretty faint, pretty large, round, bright star nearby westward".

NGC 6130 is a face-on spiral galaxy in Draco. Based on the published red shift, (and a Hubble Constant of 62 Km/sec per Mpc) a rough distance estimate for NGC 6130 is 270 million light years, with a diameter of about 78,600 light years.

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George Normandin, KAS

April 29th, 2001