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.
(measured by D. Nogami on Aug. 11)
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