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
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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.