Spiral Galaxy UGC 2885 - Supernova 2002 F

Spiral Galaxy UGC 2885 and Supernova 2002 F
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