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Galaxy NGC 1559

NGC 1559 is a small barred spiral galaxy. On August 4. 2005 there occured a supernova of type Ia by the name of SN 2005df.

Constellation: Reticulum
Distance: 46.6 million light-years
Visual magnitude: 10.45
Mass: 10 billion * Sun (1/7 of Milky Way)
Diameter: 50 000 light-years
Type: SBc Seyfert

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    NGC 1559
The Supernova 2005df is the bright spot a bit above the galaxy.
Photo: ESO

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