Barred Spiral Galaxy UGC 1162 - Supernova 2001 eh

Barred Spiral Galaxy UGC 1162 and Supernova 2001 eh
Image taken with an ST-9E CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20 inch F/8.1 telescope at 1:45 UT on October 19, 2001. The field of view is 8x8 arc minutes with South at the top.

Supernova 2001 eh:

Discovered September 9th, 2001, by Mark Armstrong of Rolvenden, England.

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 UGC 1162 (aka MCG 7-4-7):

This barred spiral galaxy in the constellation of Andromeda has a very low surface brightness. It has a small nucleus, a bright bar, an inner ring structure, and several spiral arms.

Based on the published red shift, (and a Hubble Constant of 62 Km/sec per Mpc) a rough distance estimate for UGC 1162 and supernova 2001 eh is 584 million light years, with a diameter of about 255,000 light years.

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George Normandin, KAS

October 21st, 2001