First supernova of the year in NGC7753

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First supernova of the year in NGC7753

Postby starguide » Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:16 pm

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According to the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (#354),
IAU, M.S. 18, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge,
MA 02138, U.S.A, Tom Boles is to be congratulated on the discovery
of SUPERNOVA 2006A IN NGC 7753.

At the time of discovery (January 2nd, 20:32 UT with a 35cm reflector)
the supernova was magnitude +18.1 in unfiltered CCD images. The new
object is located at the following coordinates:

RA = 23h 47m 03s.78
Dec = +29o 28' 55".7

This is approximately 13".6 west and 5".1 south of NGC 7753's centre,
a magnitude +14 galaxy on the northern side of the Square of Pegasus.
Tom's discovery image is reproduced below.

Congratulations, Tom!
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