SN 2007fb

Electronic Telegram No. 992

Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION M.S. 18, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A. IAUSUBS@CFA.HARVARD.EDU or FAX 617-495-7231 (subscriptions) CBAT@CFA.HARVARD.EDU (science) URL

SUPERNOVA 2007fb IN UGC 12859

Further to IAUC 8829, D. Madison and W. Li report the discovery of
an apparent supernova on unfiltered KAIT images taken on July 3.47 (at
mag 15.7) and 4.49 UT (mag 15.6).  The new object is located at R.A. =
23h56m52s.37, Decl. = +5o30'31".8 (equinox 2000.0), which is 12".8 west
and 2".5 north of the nucleus of UGC 12859.  A KAIT image taken on June
22.49 showed nothing at this location (limiting mag 18.5).

Host galaxy info: vel = 5405 km/s, 1.2 x 0.4, 15.18, Sbc

SN type info: Ia


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