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SN Ia in NGC 2832

ATel #6008; Duncan Forbes (Swinburne University),J. Janz (Swinburne University), M. A. Norris (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy), S. Penny (Monash University), A. J. Romanowsky (San Jose State University)
on 24 Mar 2014; 22:53 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Duncan Forbes (dforbes@swin.edu.au)

Subjects: Supernovae

D.A. Forbes (Swinburne University), J. Janz (Swinburne University), M.A. Norris (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy), S. Penny (Monash University), and A.J. Romanowsky (San Jose State University) report the discovery of an apparent supernova (mag approximately 18.1) on an ESI guide-camera image taken on Mar. 21.2 UT with the Keck-II telescope. The object is located at R.A. = 9h19m44s.17, Decl. =+33d45'49".4 (equinox 2000.0), which is 34.4" west and 50.3" north of center of the galaxy NGC 2832. NGC 2832 is an early type galaxy about 90 Mpc distant. Nothing is visible at this position in the SDSS or in archival HST images. Spectroscopy was also obtained with ESI, range 400-1000 nm. Spectrum has the appearance of a type-Ia supernova near maximum light.