Image taken with an ST-9E CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20 inch F/8.1 telescope. An 11 minute exposure taken at 1:12 UT on December 28, 2003. The field of view is 9x9 arc minutes with North at the top.
Supernova 2003 it:
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 40:
This 14.9 magnitude galaxy is in the constellation of Pegasus. It is a Spiral Galaxy that may be barred.
Based on the published red shift, (and a Hubble Constant of 62 Km/sec per Mpc) a rough distance estimate for UGC 40 and SN 2003it is 396 million light years, with a galaxy diameter of about 126,700 light years.
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George Normandin, KAS
January 1st, 2004