NGC 7479 with SN2009jf

NGC 7479 with SN2009jf: NGC 7479 is a barred spiral galaxy around 100 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus. Comparing the L magnitude with adjacent stars cataloged in TheSky gives a magnitude of 15.25 for this supernova (depending on the specific reference star). The midpoint of the imaging time was ~UT 2009/10/10.125

NGC: 7479
Right Ascension: 23h 04.9m
Declination: 12° 19'
Apparent Magnitude: 11.0

Date: October 2009
Equipment:
Telescope: Meade 16" Schmidt Cassegrain with f6.3 reducer
Camera: SBIG ST-10XE
Guiding: Meade 5" refractor/DSI Pro/PHD

Exposure: 4x10m L; 4x10m R; 3x10m G; 3x10m B

Processing Notes: Data acquisition in CCDSoft. Reduction and alignment in CCDStack. LRGB image created in AstroArt. Final adjustments in Photoshop.
Scale: 1.01"/pixel

Links to images of this object on other sites:
http://www.rochesterastronomy.org/sn2009/sn2009jf.html
http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/7479.html
http://www.noao.edu/outreach/aop/observers/n7479.html

Additional Comments: The seeing was rather poor this evening, but since it had been a while since any clear dark nights were over Durango, I had to try imaging. The tracking was also less well controlled than other recent images. This is a "lucky" supernova, in that NGC7479 was imaged June 4 at the FLC observatory. http://www.fortlewis.edu/observatory/image_detail.asp?ID=43

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