Spiral Galaxy NGC 706 - Supernova 2001 ed

Galaxy NGC 706 and Supernova 2001 ed
Image taken with an ST-9E CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20 inch F/8.1 telescope at 1:10 UT on October 19, 2001. The field of view is 8x8 arc minutes with South at the top.

Supernova 2001 ed:

Discovered September 2nd, 2001, by CROSS team (M. Migliardi) in Italy.

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 706:

NGC 706 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Pisces. It has a small bright nucleus and patchy spiral arms.

Based on the published red shift, (and a Hubble Constant of 62 Km/sec per Mpc) a rough distance estimate for NGC 706 is 260 million light years, with a diameter of about 145,000 light years.

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George Normandin, KAS

October 19th, 2001