J. Maza, Department of Astronomy, University of Chile, telexes that M. Wischnjewsky has discovered a supernova in NGC 1316 = Fornax A (R.A. = 3h20m.8, Decl. = -37o23', equinox 1950.0) on a plate taken by Maza on Nov. 30.181 UT, at which time the photographic magnitude was 14.0. The object, which is located 220" east and 20" south of the galaxy's nucleus, had brightened to mpg = 12.5 on Dec. 7.115 UT.
International Astronomical Union Circular
- Pub Date:
- December 1980