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Discovery of SNF20070406-008, a Type Ic Supernova

ATel #1057; The Nearby Supernova Factory: P. Antilogus, S. Gilles, R. Pain, R. Pereira, C. Wu (Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire et de Haute Energies de Paris), C. Buton, Y. Copin, E. Gangler, G. Smadja (Institut de Physique Nucleaire de Lyon), G. Aldering, C. Aragon, S. Bailey, S. Bongard, M. Childress, S. Loken, P. Nugent, S. Perlmutter, K. Runge, R. C. Thomas, B. A. Weaver (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA), E. Pecontal, G. Rigaudier (Centre de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon), R. Kessler (Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Chicago, IL), C. Baltay, A. Bauer, D. Herrera, D. Rabinowitz, R. Scalzo (Yale)
on 18 Apr 2007; 14:42 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Peter Nugent (penugent@lbl.gov)

Subjects: Supernovae

The Nearby Supernova Factory reports the discovery of supernova SNF20070406-008 (coordinates RA 13:19:20.19 DEC +08:55:44.33 J2000.0) in in an anonymous galaxy from images obtained April 6.5 UT at an approximate magnitude of 18.3 (calibrated to R) using the QUEST II camera on the Palomar Oschin 48-inch telescope as a part of the JPL Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking component of the Palomar-QUEST Consortium. A spectrum (range 320-1000 nm) of this object, obtained April 8.6 UT with the Supernova Integral Field Spectrograph on the University of Hawaii 2.2-meter telescope under poor conditions, reveals that it is most likely a Type Ic supernova at an approximate redshift of 0.1.