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PTF discovers a young type IIn SN in NGC 151

ATel #3510; J. Parrent (LCOGT), D. Levitan (Caltech), A Howell (LCOGT), R. C. Thomas, P. Nugent (LBL), M. Sullivan (Oxford), M. Kasliwal, E. O. Ofek, R. Quimby (Caltech), S. Ben-Ami, D. Xu, I. Arcavi, A. Gal-Yam (Weizmann), C. B. Cenko, W. Li and A. V. Filippenko (UCB) report for the PTF
on 26 Jul 2011; 19:22 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Avishay Gal-Yam (avishay.gal-yam@weizmann.ac.il)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

Referred to by ATel #: 3511, 3512

The PTF (ATEL #1964, #3253; www.astro.caltech.edu/ptf; Law et al. 2009, PASP, 121, 1395; Rau et al. 2009, PASP, 121, 1334) reports the discovery of a new supernova in NGC 151. PTF discoveries are made by autonomous PTF software (Bloom et al. 2011, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011arXiv1106.5491B ), as well as by the Galaxy Zoo Supernova Project (Smith et al. 2011, MNRAS, 412, 1309; http://supernova.galaxyzoo.org ).

 
 
Name     | RA (J2000)  | Dec (J2000) | Discovery | Mag  | Redshift | Type     | Spec.  | Phase | Instrument     | Notes  
PTF11iqb | 00 34 04.84 | -09 42 17.9 | Jul 23.41 | 16.8 | 0.0125   | SN IIn   | Jul 24 |       | P200+DBSP      | Observed and reduced by D. Levitan  
         |             |             |           |      |          |          | Jul 24 |       | Gemini S+GMOS  | Reduced by J. Parrent  
The object is not seen down to unfiltered magnitude 18.8 on recent images from KAIT obtained on July 17.47 UT, 2011. PTF is a collaboration of Caltech, LCOGT, the Weizmann Institute, LBNL, Oxford, Columbia, IPAC, and Berkeley.