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Discovery of a SN in IC 178

ATel #569; F. Manzini (Stazione Astronomica di Sozzago, Italy), A. Dimai (Col Druscié Obs., Cortina, Italy)
on 16 Jul 2005; 15:57 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Federico Manzini (manzini.ff@aruba.it)

Subjects: Infra-Red, Optical, Nova, Star, Supernovae, Variables

Federico Manzini report the discovery by Alessandro Dimai, on behalf of the CROSS Program (cf. IAUC 7373 ) with the 0.5-m "Ullrich" telescope of the Col Druscié observatory (Cortina d'Ampezzo- Italy), of an apparent supernova in IC 178 at a magnitude of 15.5 about; two unfiltered CCD images taken on 2005 July 15.05 (limiting magnitude about 19.0) shown the new object. The presence of the object with magnitude 15.4 about, is confirmed by other two unfiltered CCD images taken on 2005 July 16.01 (limiting magnitude about 18.5) with the same telescope. The new object is located at R.A. = 01h 58m 54.788s; Decl. = +36deg 40m 34.77s (equinox 2000.0), which is 4 arcsec north of the nucleus of IC 178. Other CROSS images of the same field, with limiting magnitude about 18,5, taken on 23th February 2005 and 10th December 2004 showed nothing in the position of the apparent supernova; the object does not appear on Palomar Sky Survey red and blue plates. Other information and images at a page: http://aac.sunrise.it/cross/2005cx.htm