SN1998S in NGC3877


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This 3.5-meter WIYN telescope image of supernova 1998S in the spiral galaxy NGC3877 is shown with a B&W insert of the galaxy taken from the second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS II), which shows clearly how a supernova can rival in brightness its entire parent galaxy.

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Minimum credit line: WIYN/NOAO/NSF

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