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Search for a supernova and an asteroid in these images.

This pair of images of the galaxy M74 are from Antares Observatory, Charleston, IL.
One has a supernova star, SN 2002ap.

These images of M74 are from the Yerkes Rooftop Observatory - North 10 inch Telescope. One image constains the supernova SN 2002ap and another contains Asteroid 24560. How good are you at spotting these objects?

You can investigate these .fts images with HOU-IP software. Download the .fts images here.

Searching Tools! If you are examining new images and think you have found something new, here are some webpages to help you figure it out.

Comparison Images

Asteroids or Minor Planets

Supernovae Searches

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Vivian Hoette, Education Outreach Coordinator
The University of Chicago Yerkes Observatory, Williams Bay, WI. 53191 262-245-5555