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Near-infrared observations of the supernova in M82 (PSN_J09554214+6940260)

ATel #5793; V. Venkataraman, D. P. K. Banerjee , Vishal Joshi, N. M. Ashok (1) & Varun Bhalerao(2) ; (1) - Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India ; (2) IUCAA, Pune, India
on 23 Jan 2014; 12:16 UT
Credential Certification: Dipankar P.K. Banerjee (orion@prl.res.in)

Subjects: Infra-Red, Supernovae

Referred to by ATel #: 5840

We report photometry of the supernova (Atel #5786) on 22.76 January 2014 in the J,H,K bands with the Mount Abu 1.2 meter telescope (+ PRL Near-Infrared Imager/Spectrograph). Using the standard star AS-20 (Hunt et al. 1998) for photometric calibration, and cross-confirming with three other field stars in the supernova field, we report near-IR magnitudes of J = 9.94 +/- 0.06, H = 9.83 +/-0.06 and K = 9.80 +/- 0.08. Spectra, at a resolution of 1000, in the 0.9 to 2.4 micron range have also been obtained and are under analysis.