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Re: (IAAC) Fwd: Possibly BRIGHT SN2000db in UMa galaxy NGC 3949



Dave, I am not sure what this is all about but Ian was pretty excited about
the msg.
Sue
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lew Gramer" <dedalus@latrade.com>
To: "Internet Amateur Astronomers Catalog - Discussion"
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Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2000 12:01 PM
Subject: (IAAC) Fwd: Possibly BRIGHT SN2000db in UMa galaxy NGC 3949
>
> I do not post requests for confirmation of SNe outside the SN email lists.
This
> is now an announced discovery however (albeit with some uncertainties),
and is
> certainly worth checking out if your evening twilight ends early enough
(or if
> this area of UMa is sufficiently high after twilight) for you to catch
this
> faint glimmer a mere 45o from the Sun! At any rate, the host galaxy is
only a
> degree or so West of chi UMa, so should not be a difficult find...
>
> Clear skies,
> Lew Gramer
>
> ------- Forwarded Message
>
> Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 00:46:04 +0900 (JST)
> From: Hitoshi YAMAOKA <yamaoka@rc.kyushu-u.ac.jp>
> To: vsnet-alert@kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp,
>         vsnet-campaign-sn@kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp, isn_chat@supernovae.net,
>         astro-l@uwwvax.uww.edu
> Subject: [vsnet-campaign-sn 41] SN 2000db in NGC 3949
>
> Dear SN watchers,
>
>   IAUC 7475 tells that M. Aoki has discovered a quite bright SN.  The
> host galaxy is a member of UMa cluster of galaxies, which is as near
> as the Virgo cluster.  Further observation and the classifications are
> urgently needed.
>
>   The discovery was made on Aug. 6.498 UT when the SN was mag 14.3.
> The reported location is: R.A. = 11h53m39s.75, Decl. = +47o51'46".6
> (equinox 2000), which is about 20" northwest of the center of the
> tilted open-spiral (SA(s)bc) galaxy NGC 3949.  Compareing with DSS
> image, it is overimposed on the bulge region and some field stars (or
> condensations of the host) can be found in this direction.  The
> identification should be done carefully.
>
>   The expected maximum of SN Ia on this distance is about mag 12.  If
> it is truely of type Ia, it should be observed much brighter than 14
> mag on this night.  The follow-up observation is surely encouraged.
>
> Sincerely Yours,
> Hitoshi Yamaoka, Kyushu Univ., Japan
> yamaoka@rc.kyushu-u.ac.jp
>
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