NGC 918 with SN2009js

NGC 918 with SN2009js: This is a distant (~60 million ly) galaxy in Aries. Many of the stars and dust clouds are foreground Milky Way objects. Supernova 2009js is indicated with the cyan mark. The day of this image (10/17/2009) the magnitude was ~17.0.

NGC: 918
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: 7x3m L

Processing Notes: Data acquisition in CCDSoft. Reduction and alignment in CCDStack. Arcsin import and adjustments in Photoshop.
Scale: 1.01"/pixel

Links to images of this object on other sites:
http://www.rochesterastronomy.org/sn2009/sn2009js.html
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap091112.html

Additional Comments: I will need to re-visit this galaxy, as it turns out those clouds really are there. A couple of weeks after I took this image, it showed up as Astronomy picture of the day.

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