NGC 3972 in Ursa Major, with supernova SN 2011by, the bright 'star' at the vertical
indicators. NGC 3972 is about 55 million light years away. The apparent magniture of the
galaxy is 12.1 and apparent size is 3.7x1 arc minutes.
Date: April 29, 2011
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Hyperion 12.5 at f/8
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: Apogee Alta U8300 camera with FLI Luminance filter
Guiding: On axis guider with ST401 guide camera
Exposure: Luminance only: 6x10 minutes binned 2x2
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using
Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
NGC 3972 with sn 2011by