Supernova SN 1996an in NGC 1084

IAUC No. 6442 tells the discovery of a 14-th mag supernova in NGC 1084 by Masakatsu Aoki (Toyama, Japan) from a CCD image taken on 1996 July 27.772. The object is located 15" east and 22" north to the nucleus of NGC 1084.

  02h 46m 00s.83
  -7o 34' 20".3   (J2000.0)  measured by Y. Kushida

Spectroscopic observation by S. Benetti et al. confirmed the supernova nature of the object. Their spectrum suggested a type-II supernova approximately 2 months after explosion.

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(measured by D. Nogami on Aug. 11)

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CCD image taken at Ouda Station (observer Daisaku Nogami)

CCD image taken at Ouda Station (observer H. Baba)

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