NGC5584 and SN2007af
Observed: 11 Mar 2007
10 Apr 2007
An image of the spiral galaxy NGC5584 with its bright supernova
SN2007af obtained with a 20cm telescope is presented.
The supernova SN2007af was discovered by K. Itagaki on 1 March 2007 in
NGC5584 (CBET 863 and IAUC 8817). This is the second supernova in this
galaxy since 1996 (the previous one was SN1996aq). Spectroscopic observations
of SN2007af show that it is a type Ia supernova (CBET 865), that is a
binary system with one component that blows up after accreting enough
NGC5584 has a velocity of 1641km/s. This implies a distance of about 22Mpc
I observed this supernova near maximum with a 203mm SC f/6.3 telescope
and a ST7E camera (KAF401E CCD):
Processing with MaximDL: Stack of 40 200s exposure images with bicubic
resampling. No binning. FFT filter high-pass mild (applied twice), flatten
International Supernova Network.
The CfA catalog of supernovae.
Amateur spectroscopy at
Telescope and camera configuration.
Computer and software configuration.