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PSN J03333599-3607377 a supernova candidate by TAROT in NGC 1365

ATel #4523; A. Klotz (Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planetologie, France) E. Conseil (France)
on 28 Oct 2012; 09:32 UT
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Credential Certification: Alain KLOTZ (alain.klotz@free.fr)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae

Referred to by ATel #: 4525, 4535, 4538

From images taken on 2012 October 27.05 with the TAROT La Silla telescope A. Klotz report the discovery of a supernova candidate located at R.A. = 03h33m36.1s, Decl. = -36o07'34" (equinox 2000.0), which is offset of 3" W and 52" N from the nucleus of NGC 1365. The image was unfiltered and magnitude ~15.8.

The presence of the candidate is confirmed by E. Conseil with the 0.5m Slooh Space Camera robotic telescope (Canaria island). Unfiltered magnitude ~16.0 at the date 2012 October 27.125.

The supernova does not appear in an image taken 2012 Oct. 24.05 (limiting mag 15.8) neither in an image taken 2012 Oct. 19.37 (limiting mag 19.2).

Due to the apparent magnitude and the distance of the host galaxy, the supernova should in a very early stage and could reach magnitude 12 in the next days.

Additional informations http://cador.obs-hp.fr/sn_tarot/PSN_J03333599-3607377