G. Gilmore, Department of Physics, University of Canterbury, reports the discovery of a possible supernova 20" due west of the nucleus of a fifteenth-magnitude galaxy, presumably MCG -4-32-23, located at R.A. = 13h27m.5, Decl. = -21o29' (equinox 1950.0). The object, of magnitude about 17, appeared on May 8 and 9 as a distorted or secondary nucleus of the galaxy. It was not visible on exposures obtained on Mar. 9 and Apr. 8.
International Astronomical Union Circular
- Pub Date:
- May 1978