Image taken with an ST-9E CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20 inch F/8.1 telescope. A 16 minute exposure taken at 3:40 UT on May 19, 2003. The field of view is 8x8 arc minutes with North at the top.
Supernova 2003 dv:
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 9638:
This 15.1 magnitude galaxy is in the constellation of Draco. It is a Magellanic-type Irregular galaxy that is relatively dim and has a low surface brightness.
Based on the published red shift, (and a Hubble Constant of 62 Km/sec per Mpc) a rough distance estimate for UGC 9638 and SN 2003dv is 120 million light years, with a galaxy diameter of about 41,700 light years.
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George Normandin, KAS
May 21st, 2003