UGC 1626 and possible supernova PSN J02082141+4129123

The first picture is UGC 1626 taken by a friend long ago. The second is mine. This is a faint galaxy that needs more time to image than I gave it. However, put these two images side by side and you will be able to detect something extra - a possible supernova.

Two top lines point to the same two stars above the galaxy, the bottom line points to the nucleus of the dim galaxy, but the two arrows embrace the extra object that has recently appeared.

"PSN J02082141+4129123" was discovered on September 21, 2011 by F. Ciabattari and E. Mazzoni, both of the Italian Supernovae Search Project. The object is 2" west and 26" north of the center of UGC 1626. The magnitude is 15.9.

The coordinates are (2000.0):

Right Ascension: 02h 08m 24.0s

Declination: +41° 29' 00"

I imaged this with the Slooh telescope on September 24, 2011, 0943 UTC, using Dome 2 on the Canary Islands, high mag.

Here are some links to some other images:

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