Image taken with an ST-9E CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20 inch F/8.1 telescope at 2:15 UT on February 3rd, 2002. The field of view is 8x8 arc minutes with North at the top.
Supernova 2002 F:
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 2885 (aka MCG 6-9-12):
This spiral galaxy is in the constellation of Perseus. It has a very low surface brightness. The background galaxy in the image is LEDA 212253.
Based on the published red shift, (and a Hubble Constant of 62 Km/sec per Mpc) a rough distance estimate for UGC 2885 and supernova 2002 F is 305 million light years.
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George Normandin, KAS
February 5th, 2002