SN 1998dj in NGC 788

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Dear SN watchers,

Potentially bright SN was discovered on Aug. 8.5 by Lick group. IAUC 6986 tells that SN 1998dj is located at R.A. = 2h01m06s.92, Decl. = -6 49'04".8 (2000.0), which is about 7" east and 9" south from the core of the lenticular/spiral galaxy NGC 788. This position is well inside of the central core region.

  Magnitudes reported till now: 
	Jan. 25.2  >18.0
	Aug. 8.5    16.1
	Aug. 9.5    16.0

As Dr. Kato mentioned, typical SNeIa on this distance will show 15.4 mag at maximum. USNO-A1.0 based chart will be available at .

Sincerely Yours,
Hitoshi Yamaoka, Kyushu Univ., Japan

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