Spiral Galaxy UGC 10738 - Supernova 2001 cp

Galaxy UGC 10738 and Supernova 2001 cp
Image taken with an ST-9E CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20 inch F/8.1 telescope. Image taken under very poor seeing conditions at 6:50 UT on August 15, 2001. The field of view is 8x8 arc minutes with North at the top.

Supernova 2001 cp:

Discovered June 19th, 2001, by the Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope.

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 UGC 10738:

This 15.1 magnitude galaxy is in the constellation of Ophiuchus. It is an edge-on spiral galaxy and it has an anonymous companion galaxy near by.

Based on the published red shift, (and a Hubble Constant of 62 Km/sec per Mpc) a rough distance estimate for UGC 10738 is 353 million light years, with a diameter of about 205,500 light years.

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George Normandin, KAS

August 15th, 2001