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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00783] SUPERNOVA 2014J, SN 2014G, PSN J12184868+1424435 and PNV J16161867+1151058

BAA electronic bulletin

A new supernovae, now designated SN 2014J, has been discovered in M82
by Stephen J. Fossey, University of London Observatory (ULO), on CCD
images obtained by himself and students B. Cooke, G. Pollack, M.
Wilde, and T. Wright.  They used the ULO 35-cm Schmidt-Cassegrain
telescope at Mill Hill, London, on 2014 Jan. 21.80UT. It is located
at: RA 9h 55m 42.14s DEC +69 40' 26.0" (2000), 54" west and 21" south
of the galaxy's centre. Their discovery is reported here

It is of type Ia-HV and its current magnitude is around 10.8.

Charts and a sequence may also be plotted using the AAVSO chart
plotter and entering SN 2014J.  This
can then be re-produced to any size and orientation by using the
"Return and Replot" facility at the top right of the chart.

SN 2014G
This supernovae was discovered separately by Koichi Itagaki and
Patrick Wiggins in NGC 3448 on 2014 Jan. 14.317 at mag 15.2 and is now
around mag 14.4.  It is at R.A. = 10h54m34s.13, Decl. = +54°17'56".9
some 44" west and 20" south of the centre. Discovery images can be
found here and here
This SN is of type IIn.

Charts and a sequence may also be plotted in the same way as for SN
2014J above.

PSN J12184868+1424435
This possible supernovae was discovered by the THU-NAOC Transient
Survey (TNTS) on 2014 Jan 26.830 in M99.  Its position is R.A. =
12h18m48s.68, Decl. = +14°24'43".5 and the PSN is located 14" west and
16" south of the center of M99.  A discovery image can be found here
and an animation here
Its mag is around 15.4.

No sequence is yet available for this object.

PNV J16161867+1151058
Finally, a possible new nova has been reported in Hercules at R.A.
16h16m18.67s Decl. +11°51'05.8" (J2000.0) at 13.1 mag (unfiltered) on
2014 January 24.824 UT.  It was discovered by H. Nishimura,
Shizuoka-ken, Japan, on four 30-s frames (limiting mag.= about 15)
using 200-mm f/3.2 lens + Canon digital camera, who writes nothing is
visible at this location on his past frames taken on 2014 Jan. 18.854
and 22.839 UT (limit mag.= 15) using same patrol camera.

A chart and sequence is already available for this object and may be
obtained as described above.

Roger Pickard, VSS Director
2014 Jan 28
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Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

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