NGC 2441

Coordinates: Sky map 07h 51m 54.772s, +73° 00′ 56.42″

NGC 2441 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the northern constellation of Camelopardalis.[2] A Type 1a supernova, SN1995E, occurred in NGC 2441, and observations suggest it may display a light echo, where light from the supernova is reflected from matter along our line of sight, making it appear to "echo" outwards from the source.[2] The diameter of the galaxy is about 130,000 light-years.

NGC 2441
A curious supernova in NGC 2441.jpg
NGC 2441 spiral galaxy taken by Hubble
Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA. Acknowledgement: Nick Rose
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension07h 51m 54.772s [1]
Declination+73° 00′ 56.42″[1]
Helio radial velocity3450 km/s[1]
Distance180 million ly[2]
Apparent magnitude (B)12.7[1]
Size2.633 x 1.159 arcmin[1]
Other designations
2MASX J07515477+7300564, UZC J075154.8+730055, [CHM2007] LDC 573 J075154.77+7300564, HIJASS J0751+72, MCG+12-08-015, Z 331-17, LEDA 22031, UGC 4036, Z 0746.1+7308
In this Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 2441, supernova SN1995E is the white spot within the red circle.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Search Results for NGC 2441". SIMBAD. Retrieved 25 June 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ a b c "A curious supernova in NGC 2441". ESA/Hubble Picture of the Week. ESA/Hubble. Retrieved 25 June 2014.

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