(IAAC) Further information on SN 2002ap in M74

The following information is unverified, but very interesting reading!


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[Amateur David W Bishop writes:]

It appears that this supernova is actually a Hypernova, a very rare and
very bright sub-class of supernova.  These can be 100x as bright as a
regular supernova type Ia, and some of them have been GRB candidates.

It is currently mag 12.9 and rising.  Maximum brightness is expected
sometime around February 18th.

I have a web page which tracks supernova, specifically
you can find the latest on this one at:
I've put together a sub-page on this supernova.

I'm collecting images, so if you have one, please drop me a URL.

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