(IAAC) SN 1999em in NGC 1637 within range of SMALLER amateur scopes!

NGC 1637 is a bright, interesting SAB spiral in Eri, near the W border of
Ori: it forms a nice flat isosceles triangle with mu and nu Eri - which
makes it a very easy find this coming week! If the SN is indeed 13.5 now, it
should be in range of 8" scopes under good skies. Just imagine the thrill of
seeing with your own eyes a massive star's fiery "death"... or the "rebirth"
of a white dwarf, as both are still possible here! Give this one a try.
Lew Gramer
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Date:  Sun, 31 Oct 1999 12:22:17 +0900 (JST)
From: Hitoshi YAMAOKA <yamaoka@rc.kyushu-u.ac.jp>
To: Multiple recipients of isn_chat <isn_chat%supernovae.net@mbox.theo.it>
Subject:  SN 1999em in NGC 1637 (prompt)
Dear SN watchers,
  According to IAUC 7294, the LOSS KAIT term has discovered a bright
(mag 13.5) supernovae in very nearby (about a half way to Virgo
cluster) galaxy NGC 1637.  The coordinate is: R.A. = 4h41m27s.04,
Decl. = -2o51'45".2 (2000.0), which is about 15" west and 25" north of
the nucleus of the spiral galaxy NGC 1637. Followup photometry and
spectroscopy is extremely urged.  Additional informations will be
posted some hours later.
Sincerely Yours,
Hitoshi Yamaoka, Kyushu Univ., Japan
International Supernovae Network
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