Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 4332+SN2009anOther name: UGC 7453
RA: 12h 22.8m DEC: +65° 51'
Constellation: DRA
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 12.2
Size: 2.1' x 1.5'
PA: 130°
Surface brightness: 13.3
Classification: SBa
Description: pF,S,vlE,vgbM,B bar,2 F smooth arms
Notes: H II 847
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Ania, Pirkkala, Finland
Date: 19/20.3.2009 23:15
Instrument: Newton 300/1500 mm
Magnification: 300xFilter: -
Field: 14'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.4
Visuality: IIHeight: 78°
Weather: -14°C
Description: NW-SE elongated, brighter core in the middle. Supernova 2009an (~15 mag) was visible 80% of time with averted vision. This supernova was discovered by Finnish astronomers Päivinen and Kehusmaa, but sadly they didn?t report it immediately and Italians stole their honor.
Updated: 16.8.2009 19:06