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September 2, 2004 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-23

A Bright Supernova in the Nearby Galaxy NGC 2403

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: SN 2004dj in NGC 2403
Object Description: Supernova in spiral galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 7h 36m 57s.22
Dec. +65° 36' 21".53
Constellation: Camelopardalis
Distance: Approximately 11 million light-years (3.4 Megaparsecs)
Dimensions: This image is roughly 3.2 arcminutes (10,000 light-years or 3 kiloparsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from the following proposal: 10182: A. V. Filippenko (UC Berkeley), P. Challis (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) and collaborators.
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): August 17, 2004
Exposure Time: 33 minutes
Filters: F475W (B), F606W (V), F658N (Halpha), F814W (I)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley)
Release Date: September 2, 2004
Orientation: A Bright Supernova in the Nearby Galaxy NGC 2403