(IAAC) Supernova 1999el in NGC 6951 brightening!
The following supernova should now be coming into visual range for
larger amateur instruments! Host NGC 6951 is just 5 degrees NE of
the bright star Alderamin in Cep, near the Wmost border of Dra...
It's a good-size (3') SAB spiral approx. mag 11 - not a hard find!
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Hitoshi YAMAOKA <firstname.lastname@example.org> posted:
> SN 1999el was discovered on Oct. 20.45 UT. The location is: R.A.
>20h37m17s.83, Decl. +66o06'11".5 (2000.0), estimated by the BAO
>group. The estimated offsets by KAIT team was 21".7 east and 8".6
>south of the nucleus of NGC 6951, which is quite close to that by the
>BAO group (21".8 east and 8".4 south). KAIT team noted that there are
>two bearby foreground stars; whose offsets from the nucleus are
>23".9E, 8.4"S (brighter one, mag about 17.3) and 19".4E, 8".8S (dimmer
>one, mag about 18.6). The new object exist between these two.
>The reported magnitudes are around 15.0 mag on Oct. 20 -- 22.
> The host galaxy NGC 6951 is type SABbc, and SN 1999el is overposed
>the innermost part of the disk. There are many sorrounding foreground
>stars. The recession velocity of this galaxy (about 1300 km/s) shows
>that it is on about the Virgo distance.
And the esteemed Taichi Kato <email@example.com> followed up:
>SN1999el rising (cont'd)
> YYMMDD(UT) mag observer
> 991019.199 <180C (KAIT (from IAUC))
> 991019.440 <180C (Beijing Astronomical Observatory (from IAUC))
> 991020.449 154C (Beijing Astronomical Observatory (from IAUC))
> 991021.440 150C (Beijing Astronomical Observatory (from IAUC))
> 991022.199 152C (KAIT (from IAUC))
> 991023.769 150C (J. M. Llapasset)
> 991024.447 <133 (H. Itoh)
> 991024.830 148C (A. Moisson)
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